Latest Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in South Africa (30 May 2021)
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As of today, the cumulative number of COVID-19 active cases identified in South Africa is 61,246, with 3,285 new cases reported over the past 24 hours.


South Africa (08 June 2021) – In the last 24 hours, South Africa has seen an increase of 3,285 new COVID-19 infections, which brings our active cases to 61,246 and our recoveries to 1,581,540. We currently have a 96,5% recovery rate in closed cases and are making our way to even more recoveries every day.

COVID-19 is the greatest global shock in decades. Millions of lives have been lost, and the world’s economy likely faces the worst recession since the 1930s. The resulting loss of employment and income will cause further damage to livelihoods, health, and sustainable development.

The numbers can often seem confusing. As of today, South Africa has conducted 11,899,793 tests and had 1,699,849 total positive results, but positive results change daily as people recover, so even though there have had over 1,6 million positive results, we have also had 1,581,540 recoveries. See confusing.

Here is a different way to report the data while still using the same numbers:

 Latest South African COVID-19 Update (08 June 2021)
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Here are today’s total numbers:

  • Recoveries: 1,581,540 (3,507 more than yesterday)
  • Active Cases: 61,246 (311 less than yesterday)
  • Deaths: 57,063 (89 more than yesterday)
  • Vaccinations: 1,350,245 (6,812 more than yesterday)

We can also break down the Active Cases further to see where each region stands:

  • Gauteng: 21,700
  • Northern Cape: 9,172
  • Free State: 9,276
  • North West: 6,985
  • KwaZulu-Natal: 5,344
  • Western Cape: 4,801
  • Mpumalanga: 1,805
  • Eastern Cape: 1,071
  • Limpopo: 1,092

Vaccination breakdown:

  • Sisonke Programme Completed Vaccinations: 479,768
  • Total Pfizer First Dose Vaccinations: 870,477

Our hearts go out to everyone who has tragically lost their lives to this virus, and our thanks go out to all the incredible frontline heroes who are helping us get through this pandemic. But, please remember that we still need to be wearing our masks, physical distancing and staying safe.

All the numbers represented in this post are the same numbers shared globally by the Health Minister in the evening media report.


We have developed a series of graphs to try to show the current COVID-19 climate in South Africa.

Have a look below:

 Latest South African COVID-19 Update (08 June 2021)
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 Latest South African COVID-19 Update (08 June 2021)
Photo Cred: Brent Lindeque | Good Things Guy
 Latest South African COVID-19 Update (08 June 2021)
Photo Cred: Brent Lindeque | Good Things Guy

Sources: National Institute for Communicable Diseases | COVID-19
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