The South African authorities have reported 13,285 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, which is now 350,879 positive cases and ranks fifth in countries with the highest number of infections, according to Johns Hopkins University.
In addition, the latest bulletin from the South African Department of Health contains 144 new deaths related to COVID-19, representing a total of 4,948 deaths since the epidemic began. The recovered patients are 182,230.
South Africa thus adds about half of the cases found on the African continent and is only behind the USA, Brazil, India and Russia, countries with a population that is much larger than that of the African country with around 57 million inhabitants. – Number 17 in the world.
The province of Gauteng, to which Johannesburg belongs, and the capital Pretoria are the main outbreaks of the disease in South Africa. A quarter of the country’s total population lives in these regions, the majority of them in densely populated areas with poor sewage systems and running water.