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The global number of Covid-19 cases has reached 20 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Centre…

The grim milestone was reached in the early hours of Tuesday morning, UK time, with 20,011,186 cases worldwide. South Africa is currently 5th in the world in terms of active cases at 563 598, with a total of 10, 621 deaths. According to the statistics, the number of active cases per day is beginning to decrease in South Africa.

The total number of global coronavirus deaths stands at 734,664, according to experts at Johns Hopkins, the American university whose aggregated tally has become the main reference for monitoring the disease.

Image source: Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Centre

Reported Deaths and Recoveries in SA

On Monday, South Africa’s health minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize reported 213 new COVID-19 related deaths:

  • 57 from Eastern Cape,
  • 39 from Gauteng,
  • 11 from KwaZulu Natal,
  • 64 from the Free State,
  • 10 from Mpumalanga,
  • 30 from Western Cape and
  • 2 from Northern Cape.

This brings the cumulative total of reported COVID-19 related deaths to 10 621.

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The number of recoveries currently stands at 417 200 which translates to a recovery rate of 74%.

Image source: Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Centre

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