The cumulative number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa breached the 200,000 mark on Monday (6 July) with the country surpassing 3,300 deaths.
Two-thirds of these reported cases are in Gauteng (66,891) and the Western Cape (70,938), with Gauteng quickly becoming the country’s new coronavirus epicentre.
The province with the next highest number of cases is the Eastern Cape (38,081) which accounts for 18.5% of total reported cases in the country.
As of Monday, there are now 205,721 total cases of coronavirus in South Africa. 3,310 casualties and 97,848 recoveries have been reported to date.
|Western Cape||70 938||2 101|
|Eastern Cape||38 081||528|
|Free State||2 804||19|
|North West||6 410||36|
|Total||205 721||3 310|
In the Western Cape, the City of Cape Town accounts for more than 39,000 total infections, with Tygerberg, Khayelitsha and Klipfontein making up more than half of that total.
Tygerberg (8,406 cases) is currently the hardest-hit district in the city followed by Khayelitsha (6,721 cases). It is also important to note that a large number of cases (10,842) have been unallocated.
The Western Cape’s data from 6 June shows the areas with the most cases below.
Speaking on Sunday (5 July), Wester Cape premier Alan Winde said that a total of 73% of people who have contracted Covid-19 in the province have recovered.
“Most people who contract this illness will only experience mild symptoms and will be able to recover at home without any complications,” he said.
“So far, almost 50,000 people in the Western Cape have been able to beat Covid-19 and recover.”
However, Winde cautioned that the province has not yet hit its peak.
“Stay home as much as possible and avoid gatherings of people. The province has not yet reached its peak, and we still need to stay home as much as possible, especially if you fall into one of the high risk groups or have an elderly or at risk person living with you,” he said.
The latest data from Gauteng shows that the City of Johannesburg has reported the most number of cases (30,404) followed by the City of Ekurhuleni (14,080)
The province has warned of a ‘surge’ in cases over the past few weeks, with some senior officials indicating that stronger lockdown restrictions could be imposed.
The sub-district with has reported the most cases is CoJ F, which comprises of Johannesburg South and the inner-city.
This is followed by CoJ D, which comprises of Doornkop, Soweto, Dobsonville and Protea Glen.