1 in 11 Cape Town residents likely to get Covid-19 – here are the stats for each province


1 in 11 Cape Town residents likely to get Covid-19
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Yesterday (27 May) Health Minister Zweli Mkhize shared some data on the probable Covid-19 infection rate for each province.

The data is based on the current information complied through over half a million tests, over 10 million screenings and more than 40 000 contacts traced. Minister Mkhize has also said that more tests and data must be collected for an even more accurate prediction.

Currently, the Western Cape is considered the epicentre of the pandemic in, not only South Africa but the whole of Africa, accounting over 10% of the continent’s total infections.

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With that being said, current data suggests that 1 in every 11 people in the Western Cape will test positive for COVID-19. Take a look at the provincial breakdown below and read more the latest COVID-19 related news, right here.

The provincial breakdown according to Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize:

Western Cape: 1 out of every 11 people tested for the virus is found to be positive

Mpumalanga: 1 out of every 192 people tested for the virus is found to be positive

Limpopo: 1 out of every 165 people tested for the virus is found to be positive

North West: 1 out of every 117 people tested for the virus is found to be positive

Free State: 1 out of every 139 people tested for the virus is found to be positive

Northern Cape: 1 out of every 121 people tested for the virus is found to be positive

Gauteng: 1 out of every 64 people tested for the virus is found to be positive

KwaZulu Natal: 1 out of every 51 people tested for the virus is found to be positive

Eastern Cape: 1 out of every 24 people tested for the virus is found to be positive


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