South Africa’s COVID-19 cases have risen to 1 686 041, with 5 668 new cases reported on Friday.
67 more COVID-19 related deaths have also been reported, taking the total to 56 832.
Gauteng has the most cases with 468 654, followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 340 629.
Stats from Department of Health:
Today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 1 686 041 with 5 668 new cases identified. Today, 67 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported which brings the total to 56 832 deaths.Our recoveries now stand at 1 570 975, representing a recovery rate of 93,2% pic.twitter.com/6y54rSiprI
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) June 4, 2021
Gauteng recording high number of infections
Gauteng is consistently a high-risk COVID-19 region. The province has 20 642 active cases according to the Health Department’s last report. The province also accounts for at least half of the daily COVID-19 cases nationally.
This emerged at the provincial Command Council briefing in Johannesburg today. Pretoria, the Sedibeng region and Johannesburg are among the 16 areas flagged as hotspots. And people’s non-compliance is a cause for concern.
Concerns over rising numbers in SA’s economic hub: