The newest COVID-19 figures were released. In line with the Health Ministry, 2 320 new cases were acknowledged in South Africa. As of this present day, the loss of life toll stands at 48 708 with recoveries at 1 403 214.
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Breakdown of new confirmed COVID-19 cases
As per Health Minister Zweli Mkhize’s document, 2 327 confirmed cases were acknowledged at some point of the previous 24 hours (2 320 on 17 February 2020). Unfortunately, we moreover lost 230 patients to COVID-19-associated sicknesses.
As per the document: 24 patients from the Jap Cape passed away, 7 from the Free Suppose, 21 from Gauteng, 27 from KwaZulu-Natal, 122 Limpopo, 10 from Mpumalanga, and 19 from Western Cape.
At the time of publishing, the Health Ministry recorded 8 772 743 cumulative COVID-19 assessments, of which 35 413 were done at some point of the previous 24 hours: 15 115 at public facilities and 20 298 at non-public facilities.
New cases, deaths and recoveries by province
The confirmed COVID-19 cases per province is as follows:
|Province||Total Cases in South Africa||Total Deaths||Total Recoveries||Active Cases at this time|
|Jap Cape||193 549||11 189||181 756||604|
|Free Suppose||79 049||3 039||68 965||7 045|
|Gauteng||400 636||9 392||385 771||5 473|
|KwaZulu-Natal||326 031||9 400||300 526||16 105|
|Limpopo||326 031||1 784||58 036||1 350|
|Mpumalanga||69 613||1 213||66 593||1 807|
|North West||59 948||1 057||54 817||4 074|
|Northern Cape||33 337||650||29 673||3 014|
|Western Cape||275 433||10 984||257 077||7 372|
COVID-19 updates from around the field
AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine replace
Africa: Coronavirus deaths in Africa hit 100 000, with 3 341 197 confirmed infections, per an AFP tally compiled from legitimate sources as of 21: 00 South African Long-established Time (SAST).
United States: Lifestyles expectancy within the US fell by an entire year, from 78.8 years to 77.8, within the first half of 2020 because the pandemic began to grip the nation, the Centers for Illness Relief an eye on and Prevention (CDC) says.
Rome: Vatican workers who refuse to be vaccinated against COVID-19 may well presumably perchance even be sacked below a decree made public by the metropolis-direct, which employs round 5 000 contributors.
Hong Kong: Hong Kong approves the Chinese Sinovac jab for emergency consume after a panel of specialists rapid-tracks its advice no matter its comparatively low efficacy rate of 62.3%.
World: As a minimum 191.96 million doses of anti-COVID vaccines were injected in 106 nations and territories as of 19: 30 SAST on Thursday, 18 February 2021.
At the time of publishing, COVID-19 is affecting 219 nations and territories. The worldwide caseload stands at 110,779,006, with the loss of life toll at 2,449,724 and recoveries at 85,651,959.
The US is the worst-affected with 504,531 deaths from 28,509,697 cases. After the US, the toughest-hit nations are India with 156,121 deaths from 10,962,086 cases, and Brazil with 243,457 deaths from 10,030,626.
Russia has 81,926 deaths from 4,125,598 cases whereas the UK recorded 119,387 deaths from 4,083,242 cases. South Africa is at this time 16th on the list, preceded by Iran, Poland, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Germany, Turkey, Italy, Spain, and France.