The number of active Covid-19 cases in the Free State has decreased significantly in the past three weeks.
The province’s drop in active cases – from 8 134 to 3 677 – is partly attributed to the comparatively lower infection rate in the first weeks of October.
By Tuesday (12/10), the Free State’s total number of cases since the onset of the pandemic stood at 162 340.
Altogether 151 835 people in the province have recovered, while 6 828 have lost their lives due to the virus.
Government recently stepped up the vaccination campaign aimed at fighting the spread of Covid-19, and its first “Vuma Vaccination Weekend” took place from 1 to 3 October.
The goal of this weekend vaccination drive is to afford more people the opportunity to get the jab outside working hours.
Active cases in the country’s provinces are as follows:
) KwaZulu-Natal: 15 366
- Northern Cape: 4 406
- Western Cape: 3 878
- Free State: 3 677
- North West: 1 255
- Limpopo: 1 128
- Gauteng: 1 095
- Eastern Cape: 993
- Mpumalanga: 408
The Free State’s total number of cases since the onset of the pandemic stood at 162 340