The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Department of Correctional Services is 2 725, comprising of 1 447 officials and 1 278 inmates.  Active cases are standing at 830.

“ The 87 additional cases of officials are from Gauteng,  42 Free State and  13, Northern Cape,  13 Western Cape- 9, Eastern Cape – 9 Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West – 8,  KwaZulu-Natal – 5  and Head Office – 1,” says the department in a statement.

The 15 additional cases of inmates emanate from the Eastern Cape, Western Cape, and KwaZulu-Natal.

Below is the Department of Correctional Services statement:

9 063 confirmed coronavirus cases in SA

Today the country reported a further 9 063 coronavirus cases bringing the total number of cases to 177 124.  In a statement, the Department of Health also reported a further 108 COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the total deaths to 2 952.

“ Three from Northern Cape, eight from Eastern Cape, 29 from North West, 10 from KwaZulu -Natal and 58 from Western Cape.”

“We wish to express our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased.”

The mortality rate in the country is at 1.7%. The number of recoveries is 86 298, which translates to a recovery rate of 48.7%.  A total number of 1 745 153 tests have been completed of which 39 025 new tests are reported.

Below are the latest coronavirus stats in SA: 




11 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the virus and about 6 million have recovered. More than 525 000 people have died: