The country has also recorded 66 new COVID-19 related fatalities. This brings the total number of deaths to 53 322.
Only four provinces have had fatalities overnight, with the majority of them coming from the North West.
“Eastern Cape 0, Free State 15, Gauteng 6, Kwa-Zulu Natal 0, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 0, North West 35, Northern Cape 0 and Western Cape 10,” indicates a statement from the Health Ministry.
Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has thanked the healthcare workers who took care of the deceased while conveying condolences to the bereaved families.
Latest stats below:
South Africa’s recovery rate remains at 95%, with 1 483 296 people having survived the virus.
The latest COVID-19 report comes amid concerns of a possible third wave as the country approaches the winter season.
#COVID19 Statistics in SA as at 11 April.
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Senior Researcher at the CSIR, Dr Ridhwaan Suliman, says the next week will be important in determining if there will be spike in transmission caused by people who travelled during the Easter holidays.
Dr Suliman says the test positivity rate has continued to decline and currently sits at 3.7% from 4% a week ago. However, he says, the test positivity rates in the Northern Cape and the Free State remain a concern.
South Africans are urged to continue wearing masks, practicing social distancing and regular hand washing to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
SA’s COVID-19 statistics with Dr Ridhwaan Suliman: