Infections soar: COVID-19 daily figures highest in three months

South Africa currently has a cumulative COVID-19 caseload of 1 602 031, along with 54 968 deaths and 1 519 734 recoveries.

Infections soar: COVID-19 daily figures highest in three months

The latest COVID-19 figures have been released. According to the Health Ministry, 2 781 new cases were identified in South Africa. As of today, the death toll stands at 54 968 with recoveries at 1 519 734.

The total number of vaccines administered is 52 647 and the country has a recovery rate of 95%. That said, the daily new infections is the highest it’s been since 10 February 2021.

COVID-19 UPDATE: 12 May 2021

BREAKDOWN OF NEW CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

As per Health Minister Zweli Mkhize’s report, 2 781 confirmed cases were identified during the past 24 hours. Unfortunately, we also lost 72 patients to COVID-19-related illnesses.

As per the report: 6 patients from the Eastern Cape passed away, 13 from the Free State, 27 from Gauteng, 5 from KwaZulu-Natal, 5 from Mpumalanga, 4 from Northern Cape, and 12 from Western Cape.

At the time of publishing, the Health Ministry recorded 10 968 199 cumulative COVID-19 tests, of which 37 020 were done during the past 24 hours: 13 857 at public facilities and 23 163 at private facilities.

NEW CASES, DEATHS AND RECOVERIES BY PROVINCE

The confirmed COVID-19 cases per province is as follows:

ProvinceTotal Cases in South AfricaTotal DeathsTotal RecoveriesActive Cases currently
Eastern Cape196 38711 612184 504271
Free State92 8863 95083 9524 984
Gauteng430 31010 818413 8415 651
KwaZulu-Natal337 61410 438321 5855 591
Limpopo64 2782 33661 556 386
Mpumalanga79 3601 41376 968979
North West69 7821 75864 3983 626
Northern Cape42 73395837 3304 445
Western Cape288 68111 685275 6001 396
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GLOBAL STATISTICS

At the time of publishing, COVID-19 is affecting 220 countries and territories. The global caseload stands at 160 080 581, with the death toll at 3 345 018 and recoveries at 138 863 472.

The US is the worst affected with 597 785 deaths from 33 586 136 cases. After the US, the hardest-hit countries are India with 258 3351 deaths from 23 702 832 cases, and Brazil with 428 256 deaths from 15 361 686 cases.

France has 107 119 deaths from 5 821 668 cases while Turkey recorded 43 821 deaths from 5 072 462 cases. South Africa is currently 20th on the list, preceded by Iran, Poland, Colombia, Argentina, Germany, Spain, Italy, the UK, and Russia.

Source : The South African More   

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Weather forecast, alerts and UVB index for all South African provinces, 13 May 2021

This forecast is designed to be a quick overview of what lies in store.

Weather forecast, alerts and UVB index for all South African provinces, 13 May 2021

Weather data provided by the South African Weather Service. For a detailed forecast of your province, click here.

Severe Weather Alerts

IMPACT-BASED WARNINGS:

  1. Nil

FIRE DANGER WARNINGS:

  1. Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the Beaufort West Municipality of the Western Cape

ADVISORIES:

  1. Nil

Gauteng:

Temperature: Fine and warm.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: High.

Mpumalanga:

Temperature: Fine and cool to warm.

Limpopo:

Temperature: Fine and warm.

North-West Province:

Temperature: Fine and warm.

Free State:

Temperature: Fine and cool to warm.

Northern Cape:

Temperature: Morning fog along the coast, otherwise fine and cool to warm.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be light to moderate southerly.

Western Cape:

Temperature: Morning fog along the west and south-western coastal areas, otherwise fine to partly cloudy and cool but warm over the interior.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be light to moderate southerly but westerly in the south and south-west.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: Moderate.

Eastern Cape:

The Western halfTemperature: Fine and cool but warm over the interior. Evening fog is expected in places near the coastline.

The Western Half – Wind: The wind along the coast will be light to moderate south-westerly.

The Eastern halfTemperature: Fine and cool but warm over the interior. Evening fog is expected in places near the coastline.

The Eastern halfWind: The wind along the coast will be light to moderate south-westerly.

Kwazulu-Natal:

Temperature: Partly cloudy in the north and east in the morning with morning fog patches over the interior, otherwise fine and warm but cool in the south-west.

Wind: The wind along the coast will be light to moderate southerly north of Durban in the morning, otherwise moderate north-easterly.

The expected UVB Sunburn Index: High.


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