COVID-19 in South Africa, October

South Africa // 10 November, 2020

At least 738,525 cases and 19,845 fatalities confirmed by the Department of Health.

The country is at alert level 1 of the lockdown since 20 September, click here for details. It is mandatory to wear a mask in public places.

See the Government of South Africa's regulations and guidelines webpage.

An app for contact tracing, called COVID Alert South Africa is available for both Android and iOS devices.

Status: Outbreak

23 October: The 14 day moving average has shown an increase of nearly 20% as cases continue to rise throughout the region. According to public health authorities there are nearly 50,000 active cases. The country accounts for nearly half of all new deaths in the region this week. South Africa also has the highest number of infections in healthcare workers.

15 October: At least 1,877 new cases were reported in the previous day. Activity trends continue at levels similar to previous weeks. The worst affected provinces include Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape.

8 October: At least 1,913 cases were confirmed in the past 24-hours, while 23,583 tests were conducted. There is a slight decline in cases compared to previous weeks.

1 October: At least 1,767 new cases were confirmed in the last 24-hours. Over 608,100 cases have recovered, the recovery rate in 90%. In alert level 1 lockdown, most normal activities can resume with precautions. Since 1 October at least 18 land ports of the country have been opened.

See previous news items here.

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