South Africa - Bosman Bus Station in Pretoria packed with travellers ahead of the national lockdown. Picture: Oupa Mokoena/African News Agency (ANA)

Covid-19 South Africa – the latest numbers

CAPE TOWN – The Covid-19 pandemic continues to grip South Africa with fears of an exponential rise in infections. As a result President Cyril Ramaphosa authorised a 21-day National lockdown from Thursday in an attempt to slow the infection rate and transmission of the virus.

 

These are the numbers so far ;

 

– Total number of infections – 1170 

– Total number of deaths – 1

– Total number of tests conducted – 28 537

– Total number of patients in hospitals (both public and private) : 55

– Total number of patients in ICU : 4

– Total number of patients in ventilation : 3

– Total number of recoveries : 31

– Contacts of the patients that have been identified : 4 407

– Contacts of the patients that have been traced : 3 465

*Latest numbers at time of publication

 

CORONAVIRUS MONITOR