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19 137 infections and 369 death cases.

 

 

COVID-19 STATISTICS IN SOUTH AFRICA

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Daily updates about the Coronavirus outbreak in South Africa

21 May 2020 (06:22pm)

 

 

SA has 1 134 new cases of COVID-19 - bringing the total to 19 137

(On Thursday, 21 May 2020) - Health Minister Zweli Mkhize confirmed 1134 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 19 137.

In addition, death cases have also increased, now with a total of 369 people dead due to coronavirus.

The largest number of the latest cases are in Western Cape (12153), Gauteng (2453), and Eastern Cape ( 2324).

525 433 tests have been conducted with 18 572 done in the last 24-hour cycle.

Level 3 Lockdown regulations – here’s what to expect

See the Positive Cases provincial breakdown below:

Province Total cases 21 May 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 2324 12,1
Free State 184 1,0
Gauteng 2453 12,8
KwaZulu-Natal 1693 8,8
Limpopo 121 0,6
Mpumalanga 95 0,5
North West 77 0,4
Northern Cape 37 0,2
Western Cape 12153 63,5
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 19137 100,0.

 

See the Death cases provincial breakdown below:

Province Deaths
Eastern Cape 50
Free State 6
Gauteng 27
KwaZulu Natal 46
Limpopo 3
Mpumalanga 0
North West 1
Northern Cape 1
Western Cape 235
Total 369

 


 

20 May 2020 (09:02pm)

 

 

South Africa's coronavirus cases jump to 18 003

The total number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa has jumped to 18 003, confirmed by Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize.

The virus has now killed 339 people in the country, and the total number of recoveries is 8950.

The largest number of the latest cases are in Western Cape (11262), Gauteng (2400), and Eastern Cape (2215).

505 861 tests have been conducted with 18 252 done in the last 24-hour cycle.

Level 3 Lockdown regulations – here’s what to expect

See the Positive Cases provincial breakdown below:

Province Total cases  20 May  Percentage total
Eastern Cape 2215 12,3
Free State 180 1,0
Gauteng 2400 13,3
KwaZulu-Natal 1650 9,2
Limpopo 93 0,5
Mpumalanga 93 0,5
North West 72 0,4
Northern Cape 38 0,2
Western Cape 11262 62,6
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 18003 100,0

 

See the Death cases provincial breakdown below:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 45 1036
Free State 6 118
Gauteng 27 1694
KwaZulu Natal 46 842
Limpopo 3 42
Mpumalanga 0 58
North West 1 28
Northern Cape 1 27
Western Cape 210 5105
Total 339 8950

 


 

19 May 2020 (09:27pm)

South Africa now has 17 200 cases of COVID-19

The number of deaths in South Africa from the novel coronavirus has risen, bringing the total number to 312.

The country now has 17 200 positive cases and up to 7960 people have recovered.

488 609 tests have been conducted with 13 538 done in the last 24-hour cycle.

Level 3 Lockdown regulations – here’s what to expect

See the Positive Cases provincial breakdown below:

Province Total cases  19 May  Percentage total
Eastern Cape 2135 12,4
Free State 168 1,0
Gauteng 2361 13,7
KwaZulu-Natal 1616 9,4
Limpopo 94 0,5
Mpumalanga 78 0,5
North West 72 0,4
Northern Cape 37 0,2
Western Cape 10639 61,9
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 17200 100,0

 

Testing Data
488 609 
have been conducted with 13 538 done in the last 24-hour cycle

 

See the Death cases provincial breakdown below:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 41 839
Free State 6 118
Gauteng 27 1671
KwaZulu Natal 46 818
Limpopo 3 39
Mpumalanga 0 57
North West 1 28
Northern Cape 1 27
Western Cape 187 4363
Total 312 7960

 

Gender and Age Distribution of Deaths:

Distribution of Deaths by Gender:

Male (%) Female (%) Total
172 (55.5%) 140 (44.5%) 312

 

Distribution of Deaths by Age:

Age Deaths Percentage (%)
0-9 0
10-19 0
20-29 1 0,3
30-39 18 5,8
40-49 42 13,4
50-59 68 21,8
60-69 84 26,9
70-79 62 19,9
80-89 29 9,3
90-99 8 2,6
Total 312 100

 

 


 

18 May 2020 (10:13pm)

22 more deaths as COVID-19 cases rise to 16 433

The Western Cape still remains the epicentre of the COVID-19 virus in the country, with 10 003 cases, followed by Gauteng with 2343, and Eastern Cape with 2052.

This comes after the Health Department reported on (Monday, 18 May 2020) a total of 16 433 cases in and 286 deaths.

This is an increase of 918 cases in 24 hours. Recoveries have risen to 7298.

475 071 tests have been conducted with 14 198 done in the last 24-hour cycle.

Level 3 Lockdown regulations – here’s what to expect

See the Positive Cases provincial breakdown below:

Province Total cases 18 May  Percentage total
Eastern Cape 2052 12,5
Free State 163 1,0
Gauteng 2343 14,3
KwaZulu-Natal 1567 9,5
Limpopo 88 0,5
Mpumalanga 76 0,5
North West 72 0,4
Northern Cape 37 0,2
Western Cape 10035 61,1
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 16 433 100,0

 

Provincial Breakdown:

Sector Total tested New tested
PRIVATE 230 067 48% 6 449 45%
PUBLIC 245 004 52% 7 749 55%
Grand Total 475 071 14 198

 

See the Death cases provincial breakdown below:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 39 839
Free State 6 108
Gauteng 26 1657
KwaZulu Natal 45 818
Limpopo 3 37
Mpumalanga 0 53
North West 1 28
Northern Cape 0 27
Western Cape 166 3731
Total 286 7298

 

Gender and Age Distribution of Deaths:

Distribution of Deaths by Gender:

Male (%) Female (%) Total
160 126 286

 

Distribution of Deaths by Age:

Age Deaths Percentage (%)
0-9 0
10-19 0
20-29 1 0,3
30-39 15 5,3
40-49 36 12,6
50-59 64 22,4
60-69 75 26,2
70-79 59 20,6
80-89 28 9,8
90-99 8 2,8
Total 286 100

 

17 May 2020 (09:56pm)

SA reports 1160 new COVID-19 cases, now with a total of 15 515

The Health Department reported on (Sunday, 17 May 2020) new 1160 cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 15 515.

3 new deaths related to COVID-19 were recorded, bringing the toll to 264, while the recoveries are reading at 7006.

Western Cape still remains the epicentre with up to 9294 cases, followed by Gauteng with 2329, and Eastern Cape with 1936.

460 873 tests have been conducted with 21 314 done in the last 24-hour cycle.

In other related news: Ramaphosa announces Level 3 lockdown.

See the Positive Cases provincial breakdown below:

Province New cases 17 May
Total cases 17 May
Percentage 
Eastern Cape 124 1936 12,5
Free State 5 158 1,0
Gauteng 67 2329 15,0
KwaZulu Natal 45 1543 9,9
Limpopo 18 77 0,5
Mpumalanga 3 71 0,5
North West 6 70 0,5
Northern Cape 2 37 0,2
Western Cape 890 9294 59,9
Total 1160 15515 100,0

 

See the Death cases provincial breakdown below:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 35 839
Free State 6 108
Gauteng 25 1583
KwaZulu Natal 45 817
Limpopo 3 37
Mpumalanga 0 49
North West 1 28
Northern Cape 0 24
Western Cape 149 3521
Total 264 7006

 

Gender and Age Distribution of Deaths:

Distribution of Deaths by Gender:

Male (%) Female (%) Total
148 (56%) 116 (44%) 264

 

Distribution of Deaths by Age:

Age Deaths Percentage (%)
0-9 0 0
10-19 0 0
20-29 1 0.4
30-39 15 5.7
40-49 34 12.9
50-59 55 20,8
60-69 66 25
70-79 58 22
80-89 27 10.2
90-99 8 3
Total 264 100

 


 

16 May 2020 (09:06pm)

SA has 831 new cases of COVID-19 - bringing the total to 14 355

(On Saturday, 16 May 2020) - Health Minister Zweli Mkhize confirmed 831 new cases of  COVID-19, bringing the total to 14 355.

In addition, death cases have also increased, now with a total of 261 people dead due to coronavirus, while recoveries are standing at 6478.

Western Cape still remains the epicentre with up to 8404 cases, followed by Gauteng with 2262, and Eastern Cape with 1812.

439 559 tests have been conducted with 18 004 done in the last 24-hour cycle.

In other related news: Ramaphosa announces Level 3 lockdown.

See the Positive Cases provincial breakdown below:

 

See the Death cases provincial breakdown below:

 


 

15 May 2020 (08:13pm)

SA records a total of 13 524 COVID-19 confirmed cases with 247 deaths

As of today,03 April 2020 the total number of COVID-19 positive cases is 13 524 this is an increase of 785 cases from yesterday's report.

The death cases also increased by 9, now with a total of 247 and recoveries at 6083.

Western Cape still remains the epicentre with up to 7798 cases, followed by Gauteng with 2210, and Eastern Cape with 1662.

421 555 tests have been conducted with 18 537 done in the last 24-hour cycle.

In other related news: Ramaphosa announces Level 3 lockdown.

See the Positive Cases provincial breakdown below:

Province New cases on 15 May
2020
Total cases for 15 May
2020
Percentage total
Eastern Cape 93 1662 12,3
Free State 6 151 1,1
Gauteng 75 2210 16,3
KwaZulu-Natal 38 1482 11,0
Limpopo 2 57 0,4
Mpumalanga 0 67 0,5
North West 5 63 0,5
Northern Cape 3 34 0,3
Western Cape 563 7798 57,7
Unknown 0 0 0,0
Total 785 13524 100,0

 

See the Death cases provincial breakdown below:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 31 643
Free State 6 108
Gauteng 24 1552
KwaZulu Natal 45 795
Limpopo 3 36
Mpumalanga 0 44
North West 1 28
Northern Cape 0 20
Western Cape 137 2857
Total 247 6083

 


 

14 May 2020 (07:04pm)

SA coronavirus cases rise to 12 739 and death toll at 238

(On Thursday, 14 May 2020) - Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has escalated to a total of 12 739, an increase of 665 from the previously reported cases.

The Minister further confirmed more death cases, now with a total of 238 and recoveries at 5676.

Western Cape is the epicentre of the outbreak with 7235 confirmed cases, followed by Gauteng with 2135, and Eastern Cape with 1569.

403 018 tests have been conducted with 16 666 done in the last 24-hour cycle.

In other related news: Ramaphosa announces Level 3 lockdown.

See the Positive Cases provincial breakdown below:

Province Total cases for 14 May  Percentage total
Eastern Cape 1569 12,3
Free State 145 1,1
Gauteng 2135 16,8
KwaZulu-Natal 1444 11,3
Limpopo 55 0,4
Mpumalanga 67 0,5
North West 58 0,5
Northern Cape 31 0,2
Western Cape 7235 56,8
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 12 739 100,0

 

See the Death cases provincial breakdown below:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 31 643
Free State 6 108
Gauteng 24 1547
KwaZulu Natal 44 689
Limpopo 3 35
Mpumalanga 0 34
North West 1 28
Northern Cape 0 19
Western Cape 129 2573
Total 238 5676

 


 

13 May 2020 (10:53pm)

South Africa's coronavirus cases jump to 12 074

The total number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa has jumped to 12 074, confirmed by Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize.

The virus has now killed 219 people in the country.

The largest number of the latest cases are in Western Cape (6713), Gauteng (2074), and Eastern Cape (1534).

A total of 386 352 tests have been conducted to date with 16 655 tests done in the last 24 hours cycle.

In other related news: Ramaphosa announces Level 3 lockdown.

See the Positive Cases provincial breakdown below:

Province New cases 13 May
Total cases 13 May Percentage total
Eastern Cape 30 1534 12,7
Free State 2 138 1,1
Gauteng 61 2074 17,2
KwaZulu-Natal 19 1413 11,7
Limpopo 0 54 0,4
Mpumalanga 3 66 0,5
North West 1 52 0,4
Northern Cape 0 30 0,2
Western Cape 608 6713 55,6
Unknown 0 0 0,0
Total 724 12074 100,0

 

See the Death cases provincial breakdown below:

Province Deaths Recoveries
(as at 12 May 2020)
Eastern Cape 24 632
Free State 6 107
Gauteng 24 1343
KwaZulu Natal 44 618
Limpopo 3 30
Mpumalanga 0 24
North West 1 24
Northern Cape 0 17
Western Cape 117 1950
Total 219 4745

 


 

12 May 2020 (01:08pm)

South Africa now has 11 350 positive cases of  COVID-19

(On Tuesday, 12 May 2020) - Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has escalated to 11 350, an increase of 698 from the previously reported cases.

The largest number of the latest cases are in Western Cape (6105), Gauteng (2014), and Eastern Cape (1504).

The death toll still remains at 206, as well as 4 357 recoveries.

A total of 369 697 tests have been conducted to date with 13 630 tests done in the past 24 hours.

See the Positive Cases provincial breakdown below:

Provinces Total cases 
Eastern Cape 1504
Free State 135
Gauteng 2014
KwaZulu-Natal 1394
Limpopo 54
Mpumalanga 63
North West 51
Northern Cape 30
Western Cape 6105
Unknown 0
Total 11350

 


 

11 May 2020 (04:15pm)

COVID-19 cases in South Africa rise to 10 652

As the number of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infections continues to rise, South Africa now has 10 652 confirmed cases and the total number of 206 death cases.

This is an increase of 637 infections from the previously reported. There are 4357 recoveries recorded.

The largest number of the latest cases are in Western Cape (5621), Gauteng (1971), and KwaZulu-Natal (1372).

A total of 356 067 COVID-19 tests has been conducted, of which 14 731 are new tests since yesterday's report.

See the Positive Cases provincial breakdown below:

Province New cases Total cases Percentage total
Eastern Cape 138 1356 12,7
Free State 0 135 1,3
Gauteng 19 1971 18,5
KwaZulu-Natal 19 1372 12,7
Limpopo 0 54 0,6
Mpumalanga 2 63 0,6
North West 5 50 0,5
Northern Cape 1 30 0,3
Western Cape 453 5 621 52,8
Unknown 0 0 0,0
Total 637 10 652 100

 


 

10 May 2020 (08:49pm)

COVID-19 cases in South Africa surpass 10,000

As of Sunday, 10 May 2020 - South Africa has reported 595 more coronavirus cases, which brings the total to 10 015.

The death toll is also on the rise, now with a total of 194 death cases.

A total of 341 336 tests have been conducted to date with 17 257 tests done relative to the last report.

Western Cape is the epicentre of the outbreak with 5168 confirmed cases, followed by Gauteng with 1951, and KZN with 1353.

See the Positive Cases provincial breakdown below:

Province Confirmed Cases
Eastern Cape 1218
Free State 135
Gauteng 1952
KwaZulu-Natal 1353
Limpopo 54
Mpumalanga 61
North West 45
Northern Cape 29
Western Cape 5168
Unknown 0
Total 10015

We note with concern that the Western Cape and Eastern Cape combined comprises 84%of the total new cases

 

See the Death cases provincial breakdown below:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 22 519
Free State 6 105
Gauteng 22 1247
KwaZulu Natal 43 606
Limpopo 3 28
Mpumalanga 0 22
North West 0 23
Northern Cape 0 16
Western Cape 98 1607
Total 194 4173

 

 


 

09 May 2020 (6:29pm)

COVID-19 cases rise to 9 420,  with the death toll standing at 186.

The number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa has risen to 9 420, representing an increase of 525 cases in the past 24 hours.

The death toll also picked up by 8 new cases, now with a total of 186 death cases.

Health officials confirmed a total of 3983 people have recovered from the virus. The heat maps show most of the county cases are high in the Western Cape with 4809 cases.

A total of 324 079 tests have been conducted to date with 16 327 tests done in the past 24 hours.

See the Positive Cases provincial breakdown below:

Province Total cases 
Eastern Cape 1078
Free State 134
Gauteng 1910
KwaZulu-Natal 1308
Limpopo 51
Mpumalanga 61
North West 41
Northern Cape 28
Western Cape 4809
Unknown 0
Total 8895

 

See the Death Cases provincial breakdown below:

Province Deaths
Eastern Cape 21
Free State 6
Gauteng 19
KwaZulu Natal 42
Limpopo 3
Mpumalanga 0
North West 0
Northern Cape 0
Western Cape 95
Total 186

 

 


 

08 May 2020 (10:05pm)

COVID-19 cases rise to 8 895,  with 17 more deaths

The number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa has risen to 8 895, representing an increase of 663 cases in the past 24 hours.

The death toll also picked up, now with a total of 178 death cases.

Health officials said 3153 people have recovered from the virus. The heat maps show most of the county cases are high in the Western Cape with 4497 cases.

A total of 307 752 tests have been conducted to date with 15 599 tests done in the past 24 hours.

See the Positive Cases provincial breakdown below:

Province Total cases 
Eastern Cape 989
Free State 133
Gauteng 1851
KwaZulu-Natal 1253
Limpopo 43
Mpumalanga 60
North West 42
Northern Cape 27
Western Cape 4497
Unknown 0
Total 8895

 

See the Death Cases provincial breakdown below:

Province Deaths
Eastern Cape 21
Free State 6
Gauteng 18
KwaZulu Natal 42
Limpopo 3
Mpumalanga 0
North West 0
Northern Cape 0
Western Cape 88
Total 178

 

 


 

07 May 2020 (08:29pm)

Coronavirus cases in South Africa rise to 8 232

In the latest news related to COVID-19, today (Thursday, 07 May 2020), South Africa has recorded 8 232 positive cases of coronavirus.

This is an increase of 424 from yesterday’s report.

In addition, death cases have also increased, now with a total of 161 people dead due to coronavirus.

A total of 279 379 tests have been conducted to date with 11 315 tests done in the past 24 hours. The number of recoveries has now increased to 3153.

Western Cape is the epicentre of the outbreak with 3994 confirmed cases, followed by Gauteng with 1804, and KZN with 1204.

See the Positive Cases provincial breakdown below:

Provinces Total cases 
Eastern Cape 929
Free State 134
Gauteng 1804
KwaZulu-Natal 1204
Limpopo 41
Mpumalanga 59
North West 40
Northern Cape 27
Western Cape 3994
Unknown 0
Total 8232

 

See the Death Cases provincial breakdown below:

Province Deaths
Eastern Cape 18
Free State 6
Gauteng 15
KwaZulu Natal 40
Limpopo 3
Mpumalanga 0
North West 0
Northern Cape 0
Western Cape 79
Total 161

 

 


 

06 May 2020 (10:19pm)

5 new deaths as SA confirms 7 808 Covid-19 cases 

As of Wednesday, 06 May 2020 - South Africa has reported 5 more coronavirus deaths, which brings the total to 153. The confirmed cases are up by 236 bringing the total number of infections to 7808.

A total of 279 379 tests have been conducted to date with 11 315 tests done in the past 24 hours. The number of recoveries has now increased to 3153.

Western Cape is the epicentre of the outbreak with 3760 confirmed cases, followed by Gauteng with 1720, and KZN with 1189.

See the Positive Cases provincial breakdown below:

Province Confirmed Cases
Eastern Cape 849
Free State 130
Gauteng 1720
KwaZulu-Natal 1189
Limpopo 40
Mpumalanga 57
North West 37
Northern Cape 26
Western Cape 3760
Unknown 0
Total 7808

 

See the Death Cases provincial breakdown below:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 18 388
Free State 6 102
Gauteng 15 1036
KwaZulu Natal 38 420
Limpopo 3 27
Mpumalanga 0 22
North West 0 20
Northern Cape 0 16
Western Cape 73 1122
Total 153 3153

 

 


 

06 May 2020 (03:51pm)

The Presidency confirms a positive case of COVID-19 on one of its essential staff 

Public and staff access to the Union Buildings is currently limited following the confirmation that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19.

In line with the government’s guidelines on the management of COVID-19 cases, steps have been taken to secure the treatment of the relevant staff member and to provide support to the member’s family. Steps have also been taken to ensure that officials who have contact with the staff member are screened.

The Presidency’s Pandemic Task Team, established to assist in managing all Covid-19 related matters, proactively initiated a process of disinfection and deep cleaning of all The Presidency facilities. This process commenced on Tuesday, 28 April 2020.

Access to the Union Buildings is therefore limited to exceptional interactions. The President and Deputy President have been working remotely and not from the Union Buildings since the start of lockdown. The Presidency wishes the affected colleague a speedy recovery.

To date, South Africa has 7 572 confirmed cases coronavirus (COVID-19), and 148 death cases.

source: thepresidency


 

05 May 2020 (09:45pm)

South Africa now has 7 572 cases of COVID-19 and a total of 148 deaths

On Tuesday, 05 May 2020 - South Africa has recorded an additional 352 positive coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 7 572.

The number of deaths has risen by 10, bringing the number to 148.

The total of tests conducted to date is 268 064, of which 10 523 were done in the last 24 hours.

Western Cape is the epicentre of the outbreak with 3609 confirmed cases, followed by Gauteng with 1697, and KZN with 1142.

See the Positive Cases provincial breakdown below:

PROVINCE CASES
Eastern Cape 838
Free State 128
Gauteng 1697
KwaZulu-Natal 1142
Limpopo 40
Mpumalanga 57
North West 35
Northern Cape 26
Western Cape 3609
Unknown 0
Total 7572

 

See the Death Cases provincial breakdown below:

PROVINCE DEATHS
Eastern Cape 18
Free State 6
Gauteng 15
KwaZulu Natal 36
Limpopo 2
Mpumalanga 0
North West 0
Northern Cape 0
Western Cape 71
Total 148

 


 

04 May 2020 (08:30pm)

South Africa's COVID-19 cases jump to 7 220, death toll now at 138

The number of Covid-19 cases in South Africa has increased to 7 220, an increase of 437 infections in 24 hours.

In addition, there are seven more deaths, taking the death toll total to 138.

Western Cape is the epicentre of the outbreak with 3362 confirmed cases, followed by Gauteng with 1661, and KZN with 1106.

The recoveries have risen to 2746.

 


 

03 May 2020 (07:45pm)

South Africa's COVID-19 cases rise to 6,783

As the number of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infections continues to rise, South Africa now has  6,783 confirmed cases and the total number of 131 death cases.

This is an increase of 447 infections from the previously reported.

Western Cape is the epicentre of the outbreak with 3044 confirmed cases, followed by Gauteng with 1624, and KZN with 1076.

 


 

02 May 2020 (08:09pm)

COVID-19 confirmed cases hit 6 336 in South Africa

(On Saturday, 02 May 2020) - Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases have escalated to 6 336, an increase of 385 from the previously reported cases.

The Minister further confirmed more death cases, now with a total of 123 death cases and recoveries standing at 2549.

The total of tests conducted to date is 230 686, of which 13 164 were done in the last 24 hours.

Western Cape is the epicentre of the outbreak with 2700 confirmed cases, followed by Gauteng with 1598, and KZN with 1051.

 

 


 

01 May 2020 (10:17pm)

116 deaths and 5 951 coronavirus cases in South Africa

South Africa has recorded an additional 304 positive coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total to 5 951.

The number of deaths has risen by 13, bringing the number to 116.

The total of tests conducted to date is 217 522, of which 9 992 were done in the last 24 hours. The new figure for recoveries is 2382.

Western Cape is the epicentre of the outbreak with 2507 confirmed cases, followed by Gauteng with 1507, and KZN with 1006.

 


 

30 April 2020 (08:05pm)

COVID-19 cases in South Africa rise to 5 951 

After crossing the mark of 5000 yesterday, South Africa now has 5 647 positive cases of the wide-spreading coronavirus (COVID-19).

This is an increase of 297 from yesterday's report.

Death toll still remains at 103, as well as 2073 recoveries.

The total of tests conducted to date is 207 530, of which 10 403 were done in the last 24 hours.

Western Cape is the epicentre of the outbreak with 2342 confirmed cases, followed by Gauteng with 1446, and KZN with 980.

 


 

29 April 2020 (09:21pm)

South Africa records 5 350 COVID-19 infections and 103 death cases.

On Wednesday, 29 April 2020 - South Africa recorded the highest increase of  354 positive cases of coronavirus, now with a total of 5 350 cases

The death toll also picked up, now with a total of 103 death cases. There are 2073 recoveries recorded.

The total of test conducted to date is 197 127, of which 11 630 were done in the last 24 hours.

Western Cape is the epicentre of the outbreak with 2135 confirmed cases, followed by Gauteng with 1408, and KZN with 956.

 


 

28 April 2020 (08:18pm)

South Africa now has 4 996 COVID-19 infections and more death cases.

Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize today (Tuesday, 28 April 2020) announced that the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in South Africa is now at 4 996. That is an increase of 203 cases from yesterday’s reported figure.

In addition, the death cases have also increased, now with a total of 93 people dead due to the pandemic. There are 2073 recoveries recorded.

The total number of tests conducted to date is 185 497.

 

 


 

27 April 2020 (09:09pm)

COVID-19 confirmed cases climb to 4 793  and death toll at 90.

Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize has announced that there are now 4 793 cases confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in South Africa.

This is an increase of around 247 cases in one day.

The number of the death toll is at 90.

The total number of tests conducted to date is 178 470, of which 9 827 were done in the last 24 hours.

Western Cape is the epicentre of the outbreak with 1737 confirmed cases, followed by Gauteng with 1353, and KZN with 902.

 


 

26 April 2020 (08:42pm)

COVID-19 cases in SA rise to 4 546 and death toll at 87

As of today (Thursday, 23 April 2020) – South Africa has 4 546 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.

In addition, there were also 10 additional reported deaths, taking the total to 87.

The largest number of the latest cases are in  Western Cape (1608), Gauteng (1331), and KwaZulu-Natal (863).

The total number of tests conducted to date is 168 643, of which 7 639 were done in the last 24 hours.

 


 

25 April 2020 (08:57pm)

South Africa now has 4 361 cases of COVID-19 and a total of 86 deaths

On Saturday, 25 April 2020 - the number of confirmed coronavirus COVID-19 cases in South Africa has climbed to 4 361, confirmed by Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize.

This is an increase of 141 cases in one day.

In addition, death cases have also increased, now with a total of 86 people dead due to coronavirus.

Western Cape is now the epicentre of the outbreak with 1514 confirmed cases, followed by Gauteng with 1304, and KZN with 847.

The total number of COVID-19 tests conducted to date is 161 004.

Globally, coronavirus cases moved to more than 2.84 million, with more than 199,000 reported deaths, and 803,000 recoveries.

In other related news: Here are the key measures that Ramaphosa announced + the end of the 'Hard COVID-19 Lockdown'.

 


 

24 April 2020 (08:57pm)

COVID-19 death toll in South Africa now at 79 and 4 220 infections

In the latest news related to COVID-19, today (Friday, 24 April 2020), South Africa has recorded 4 220 positive cases of coronavirus.

This is an increase of 267 from yesterday’s report.

In addition, death cases have also increased, now with a total of 79 people dead due to coronavirus.

Western Cape is now the epicentre of the outbreak with 1413 confirmed cases, followed by Gauteng with 1281, and KZN with 841.

The total number of COVID-19 tests conducted to date is 152 390.

In other related news: Here are the key measures that Ramaphosa announced + the end of the 'Hard COVID-19 Lockdown'.

 


 

23 April 2020 (06:40pm)

Coronavirus cases in SA jump to 3,953 and death toll up to 75

As of today (Thursday, 23 April 2020) - South Africa has 3,953 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.

In addition, there were also 10 additional reported deaths, taking the total to 75.

The largest number of the latest cases are in  Western Cape (1279), Gauteng (1252), and KwaZulu-Natal (807).

A total of 143 570 COVID-19 test has been conducted.

In other related news: Ramaphosa announces R500 billion economic package to deal with the impact of coronavirus.

 


 

22 April 2020 (08:38pm)

South Africa coronavirus cases rise to 3,465

The total number of coronavirus cases in South Africa is currently at 3635, confirmed by Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize.

The virus has now killed 65 people in the country.

Gauteng, which is the epicentre of the outbreak in the country, now has 1224 confirmed cases, followed by Western Cape 1079 and KwaZulu-Natal 758.

The total number of tests conducted to date is 133 774 of which 6 868 were done in the last 24 hours.

In other related news: Ramaphosa announces R500 billion economic package to deal with the impact of coronavirus.

 


 

21 April 2020 (06:32pm)

South Africa coronavirus cases rise to 3,465

Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize has announced that there are now 3,465 cases confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in South Africa.

This is an increase of around 165 cases in one day.

The number of deaths still remains at 58.

The total number of tests conducted to date is 126 937 of which 5427 were done in the last 24 hours.

Gauteng, which is the epicentre of the outbreak in the country, now has 1199 confirmed cases, followed by Western Cape 1010 and KwaZulu-Natal 671.

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

GAUTENG 1199
WESTERN CAPE 1010
KWAZULU – NATAL 671
EASTERN CAPE 345
FREE STATE 106
LIMPOPO 27
NORTH WEST 24
MPUMALANGA 24
NORTHERN CAPE 16
UNALLOCATED 43

 


 

20 April 2020 (07:47pm)

SA coronavirus cases rise to 3,300 and death toll at 58

South Africa has recorded an additional 142 positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and 4 more deaths on Monday, 20th April 2020.

This brings the total number of positive cases to 3,300, and a total of 58 deaths, confirmed by the Health Minister, Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize.

Gauteng is the epicentre of the outbreak with 1170 cases, followed by Western Cape 940 and KwaZulu-Natal 639.

The number of tests conducted is standing at 121 510, while the number of recoveries is standing at 1055.

 


 

19 April 2020 (07:47pm)

Coronavirus: South Africa hits 3,158 confirmed cases

As the number of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infections continues to rise, South Africa now has  3,158 confirmed cases and the total number of 54 death cases.

This is an increase of 124 infections from the previously reported, with 2 additional deaths ( from KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape).

The total number of tests conducted to date is 114 711.


See the provincial breakdown below:

GAUTENG 1148
WESTERN CAPE 868
KWAZULU – NATAL 617
EASTERN CAPE 293
FREE STATE 100
LIMPOPO 27
NORTH WEST 24
MPUMALANGA 23
NORTHERN CAPE 16
UNALLOCATED 42

 


 

18 April 2020 (09:16pm)

South Africa records a total of 3,034 coronavirus cases

South Africa now has 3,034 positive cases of the wide-spreading coronavirus (COVID-19), confirmed by Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize.

 

 

This is an increase of 251 cases from yesterday’s report, The death toll is also on the rise with two new cases, now making a total of 52 death cases relating to COVID-19.

The total number of tests conducted to date is 108 021.

 


 

17 April 2020 (11:29pm)

South Africa's coronavirus cases rise to 2,783

As the number of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infections continues to rise, South Africa now has  2,783 confirmed cases and the total number of 50 death cases.

This is an increase of 178 infections from the previously reported, with 2 additional deaths. Both deceased are from the Western Cape.

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

GAUTENG 1,018
WESTERN CAPE 717
KWAZULU – NATAL 591
EASTERN CAPE 246
FREE STATE 100
LIMPOPO 26
NORTH WEST 24
MPUMALANGA 23
NORTHERN CAPE 16
UNALLOCATED 22

 

The total number of tests conducted to date is 100,827.

 


 

16 April 2020 (08:40pm)

2 605 coronavirus cases and a total of 48 deaths in SA

Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize today (Thursday, 16 April 2020) announced that the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in South Africa is now at 2,605. That is an increase of 99 cases from yesterday’s reported figure.

In addition, the death cases have also increased, now with a total of 48 people dead due to the pandemic. There are 903 recoveries recorded.

The total number of tests conducted to date is 95,060.

See the breakdown below:

PROVINCE CONFIRMED CASES DEATHS RECOVERIES
GAUTENG 969 6 479
WESTERN CAPE 675 13 205
KWAZULU – NATAL 539 20 96
EASTERN CAPE 220 4 9
FREE STATE 98 4 71
LIMPOPO 26 1 18
NORTH WEST 24 0 10
MPUMALANGA 22 0 9
NORTHERN CAPE 16 0 6
UNALLOCATED 16 0 0
TOTAL 2605 48 903

 


 

15 April 2020 (06:50pm)

2,506 coronavirus cases and a total of 34 deaths in SA

Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize today announced that the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in South Africa is now at 2,506.

That is an increase of 91 cases from yesterday's reported figure.

In addition, the minister announced 7 new COVID-19 related deaths, now with a total of 34. Six of these deaths are from KwaZulu and one of them is from the Gauteng.

The total number of tests conducted to date is 90,515.

The provincial breakdown is as follows: 

GAUTENG 930
WESTERN CAPE 657
KWAZULU – NATAL 519
EASTERN CAPE 199
FREE STATE 97
LIMPOPO 25
NORTH WEST 23
MPUMALANGA 22
NORTHERN CAPE 16
UNALLOCATED 18

 

See the death cases breakdown below:

PROVINCE SEX AGE D A T E O F
DEATH
COMMOBIDIRTIES
KZN FEMALE 71 10/04/20 D I A B E T E S ,
HYPERTENSION,
RENAL FAILURE
KZN MALE 79 10/04/20 UNKNOWN
KZN FEMALE 86 09/04/20 HYPERTENSION
KZN MALE 91 12/04/20 DIABETES
KZN FEMALE 73 13/04/20 D I A B E T E S ,
HYPERTENSION
KZN FEMALE 79 13/04/20 UNKNOWN
GAUTENG MALE 50 13/04/20 CHRONIC ASTHMA

 


 

13 April 2020 (08:24pm)

South Africa now has 2,272 Coronavirus infections and more death cases

South Africa now has 2,272 positive cases of the wide-spreading coronavirus (COVID-19), confirmed by Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize.

In addition, the number of death cases is also rising, now with a total of 27 death cases.

This is an increase of 99 cases from yesterday's report.

 


 

12 April 2020 (07:41pm)

South Africa now has 2,173 positive cases

In the latest news related to COVID-19, South Africa has now recorded 2,173 positive cases of coronavirus.

This is an increase of 145 from yesterday's report.

"The total number of tests conducted is 80,085. We are seeing an increase in tests conducted at public laboratories. Of the 5032 tests conducted in the past day, 3192 were done in public laboratories", said the Health Minister, Dr. Zweli Mkhize.

Gauteng remains the epicentre with 865 cases, followed by Western Cape with 587, as well as KZN with a total of 443.

The number of death cases is still at 25.

 


 

11 April 2020 (07:25pm)

25 death cases and a total of 2,028 infections in South Africa

As the number of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infections continues to rise, South Africa now has  2,028 confirmed cases and the total number of 25 death cases.

This is an increase of 25 infections from the previously reported, with 1 additional death ( 61-year-old male).

 

 

The stats were confirmed by the Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize, and further added that:

"On the #COVID19 situation, the disease is new, so we act as we learn. As we speak now we have records of research. People who exhale air while wearing a mask that are infected reduce the spread of the infection.

KZN has a high death toll, more than 6 patients have died from one institution. We need to get into why this is so. We have now decided the hospital needs to be closed down and an investigation needs to be launched.

When we reduce large gatherings (Church, Football, etc) all of this reduced the spread. The number of new infections is not increasing as much as it would’ve been. The borders have also been closed preventing new imported infections.

If you go to a private Dr/ private lab for a test you will pay. If the recommendation came from a public hospital you will not need to pay for testing.

Most of the cases in Western Cape are in Cape Town Metro, Same as in Johannesburg, Durban and Mangaung. (The Metros)"

In other related news: Cyril Ramaphosa extends the nation lockdown by 2 weeks (14 days).

 

 


 

10 April 2020 (03:04pm)

24 people dead and 2,003 cases in South Africa

On Friday, 10 April 2020 Health Minister, Dr. Zweli Mkhize announced that South Africa has now 2,003 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), an increase of 69 from the previously reported cases.

The Minister further confirmed more death cases, now with a total of 24 death cases and recoveries standing at 410.

In other related news: Cyril Ramaphosa extends the nation lockdown by 2 weeks (14 days).

 


 

08 April 2020 (09:12pm)

18 death cases and 1,845 positive cases in South Africa

Minister of Health, Dr. Zweli Mkhize has confirmed that South Africa now has 1,845 coronavirus (COVID19) confirmed infections.

In addition, death cases have also increased, now with a total of 18 people dead due to coronavirus.

Gauteng remains the epicentre of the outbreak, with 782 confirmed cases, followed by Western Cape with 495 and KZN with 354.

The total number of COVID-19 tests conducted to date is 63,776.

See the breakdown below:

 


 

07 April 2020 (03:51pm)

13 death cases and 1749 positive cases in South Africa

The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) confirmed cases now stands at 1749, an increase of 63 from the previously reported cases.

There is also another death, bringing the total to 13 deaths.

The deceased was a male who had stage 4 prostate cancer at Parklands Hospital.

In a statement, Dr. Zwelini Mkhize ( Minister of Health) spoke about the concerns of rising numbers at St Augustine’s Hospital in Durban :

"We are concerned about developments at St Augustine’s Hospital. 66 tested positive over the past few days. About 48 of them are staff. The Provincial dept. is engaging the hospital, with a view to closing parts of the hospital down."

06 April 2020 (10:49pm)

The number of COVID-19 confirmed cases now stands at 1,686, an increase of 31 from the previously reported cases.

The death cases also increased by 1, now with a total of 12.

The latest COVID-19 related death case comes from Western Cape. The deceased patient was a 57-year-old male, who was admitted on the 5th of April 2020. He had co-morbidities that included diabetes and ischaemic heart disease.

See the provincial breakdown below:

GAUTENG 713
WESTERN CAPE 462
KWAZULU – NATAL 257
FREE STATE 89
EASTERN CAPE 32
LIMPOPO 19
MPUMALANGA 18
NORTH WEST 11
NORTHERN CAPE 8
UNALLOCATED 77

The total number of COVID-19 tests conducted to date is 58 098.

See the death cases breakdown below:

NO. PROVINCE SEX AGE
1 WESTERN CAPE FEMALE 48
2 FREE STATE MALE 85
3 GAUTENG MALE 79
4 KWAZULU-NATAL FEMALE 46
5 KWAZULU-NATAL MALE 74
6 KWAZULU-NATAL FEMALE 63
7 KWAZULU-NATAL FEMALE 81
8 KWAZULU-NATAL FEMALE 80
9 KWAZULU-NATAL MALE 80
10 WESTERN CAPE FEMALE 82
11 KWAZULU-NATAL MALE 86
12 WESTERN CAPE MALE 57

 


 

 

04 April 2020 (10:30pm)

On Saturday, 04 April 2020, Minister of Health Dr. Zwelini Mkhize confirmed 9 death cases resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19). In addition, positive cases have also increased, now with a total of 1585.

 


 

 

03 April 2020 (05:35pm)

As of today,03 April 2020 the total number of COVID-19 positive cases is 1462- this is an increase of 82 cases.

Gauteng province still marks the epicenter with up to 633 cases, followed by Western Cape with 353. However, the government has launched mobile testing stations with more info to be revealed about the locations.

 


 

 

01 April 2020

The total confirmed COVID-19 cases are at 1380. This is an increase of 27 cases from yesterdays announcement:


The Provincial breakdown is as follows:

Province Number of Cases
Gauteng 645
Western Cape 326
KwaZulu Natal 186
Free State 76
North West 9
Northern Cape 7
Eastern Cape 15
Mpumalanga 12
Limpopo 14
Unallocated 90

To date 44292 people have been tested largely in private laboratories. A total of 47541 tests have been completed, of which about 6000 were performed in the public National Health Laboratory Service.

 


 

 

31 March 2020

 

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 1353. This is an increase of 46 from the previously reported cases.


The provincial breakdown is as follows:

GAUTENG 633
WESTERN CAPE 325
KWAZULU – NATAL 179
FREE STATE 74
NORTH WEST 8
MPUMALANGA 12
LIMPOPO 14
EASTERN CAPE 12
NORTHERN CAPE 6
UNALLOCATED 90

 

 


 

 

30 March 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa confirms 3 cases of death. 

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on measures taken to contain the coronavirus on Monday evening (30th March 2020), and during  the updates Ramaphosa confirmed 3 cases of death resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19).


 

29 March 2020

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 1280. This is an increase of 93 from the previously reported cases.

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

GAUTENG 584
WESTERN CAPE 310
KWAZULU – NATAL 167
FREE STATE 72
NORTH WEST 6
MPUMALANGA 11
LIMPOPO 12
EASTERN CAPE 12
NORTHERN CAPE 6
UNALLOCATED 100

 


 

28 March 2020

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 1187. We must outrightly state that these numbers do not indicate a reduction in the number of infections. It is merely a reflection of positive results that were received, verified and ready for today’s reporting.


The provincial breakdown is as follows:

GAUTENG 533
WESTERN CAPE 271
KWAZULU – NATAL 156
FREE STATE 68
NORTH WEST 6
MPUMALANGA 10
LIMPOPO 11
EASTERN CAPE 10
NORTHERN CAPE 5
UNALLOCATED 117

 


 

27 March 2020

Today, South Africa has 1170 confirmed cases. This is an increase of 243 new cases from yesterday’s announcement.

The total number of tests conducted to date is 28 537.


 

26 March 2020

As of today, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Africa have risen by 218. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 927.

The Provincial breakdown is as follows:

Gauteng 409
Western Cape 229
KwaZulu Natal 134
Free State 49
North West 5
Mpumalanga 9
Limpopo 6
Eastern Cape 5
Northern Cape 2
Unallocated 79


 

25 March 2020

As of today, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Africa have risen by 155. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 709.

The Provincial breakdown is as follows:

Gauteng 319
Western Cape 183
KwaZulu Natal 91
Free State 30
North West 5
Mpumalanga 8
Limpopo 4
Eastern Cape 2
Northern Cape 2
Unallocated 65


 

24 March 2020

The confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Africa have risen by 152. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 554.

The Provincial breakdown is as follows:

Gauteng 302
Western Cape 113
KwaZulu Natal 80
Free State 18
North West 5
Mpumalanga 9
Limpopo 4
Northern Cape 2
Eastern Cape 2

Cases that are not allocated per province are at 19.

As of yesterday, 23 March 2020, South Africa had conducted 12 815 tests for COVID-19. 10 803 of these were done in private laboratories and 2012 have been done by public laboratories.


 

23 March 2020 (21:52pm)

President Cyril Ramaphosa took the stand on Monday, 23rd March 2020  to address the nation and announced a nationwide lockdown that will be implemented for 21 days.

The lockdown will be enforced from midnight on Thursday, 26 March 2020 to Thursday, 16 April 2020. In this case, people will not be allowed to leave their homes except under strict circumstances such as to seek medical care, buy food, medicine, and other supplies or collect a social grant.

However, this excludes Health workers in the public and private sectors, emergency personnel, those in security services (police, traffic officers, military medical personnel, soldiers), production and distribution of food and necessities, power suppliers, waterworks and telecommunications.

In addition, the SANDF (South African National Defence Force) has been mobilized to help the police force enforce the lockdown.

READ THE FULL MEASURES HERE. 


 

23 March 2020 (01:50pm)

South Africa now has 402 confirmed cases of COVID-19.


 

21 March 2020 (8:16pm)

South Africa now has 274 confirmed cases of COVID-19. This means there has been an increase of 34 from yesterday’s announcement.
Below is a list of confirmed cases, the provincial breakdown, the age group, the gender and the epidemic curve.

The details of the cases are as follows:

Eastern Cape 2

Free State 9

Gauteng 132

KwaZulu-Natal 36

Limpopo 1

Mpumalanga 6

Western Cape 88

21 March 2020

South Africa now has 240 confirmed cases of COVID-19. This means there has been an increase of 38 from yesterday’s announcement. It is also notable that the Eastern Cape has its first confirmed case. This patient is a 28 year old female who had travelled to Germany.

The details of the cases are as follows:

GAUTENG: 16
-A 55 year old male with pending travel history
-A 26 year old male with pending travel history
-A 34 year old female with pending travel history
-A 43 year old female with pending travel history
– A 61 year old male with pending travel history
-A 6 year old female with pending travel history
-A 29 year old female with pending travel history
-A 45 year old female with pending travel history
-A 64 year old female with pending travel history
-A 67 year old male who travelled to France and Ethiopia
-A 39 year old male who travelled to the UK
-A 72 year old female who travelled to Belgium and Netherlands
-A 41 year old male who travelled to France and Italy
-A 37 year old female with pending travel history
-A 30 year old female who travelled to the UK and Netherlands
-A male who travelled to France

KWAZULU-NATAL:3
-A 59 year old male with pending travel history
-A 68 year old male with pending travel history
-A 26 year old female who travelled to the UK and USA

EASTERN CAPE:1
-A 28 year old female who travelled to Germany

WESTERN CAPE:18
-A 30 year old female who travelled to Ireland
-A 57 year old female who travelled to Germany and Switzerland
-A 55 year old male who travelled to France and Switzerland
-A 74 year old female who travelled to the UK
-A 52 year old male with pending travel history
-A 44 year old male who travelled to USA
-A 26 year old female who travelled to the UK
-A 57 year old male who travelled to Spain
-A 36 year old male who travelled to the UK and France
-A 40 year old female with pending travel history
-A 52 year old female who travelled to the UK
-A 48 year old female who travelled to the UK
-A 39 year old male who travelled to Ireland
-A 36 year old male with pending travel history
-A 55 year old female with pending travel history
-A 35 year old male who travelled to Austria and Germany
-A 65 year old female who travelled to the UK
-A 34 year old male with pending travel history

 

 


 

19 March 2020 (14:12pm)

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa has now risen to 150.

 

 


 

18 March 2020 (10:16am)

South Africa has 116 confirmed cases of people infected with the coronavirus, seeing an increase of 31 new cases.

The details of the cases are as follows:

GAUTENG: 
-A 25 year old male who travelled to the UK
-A 45 year old male who travelled to Austria
-A 52 year old male who travelled to Austria and Italy
-A 49 year old female who travelled to Austria and Italy
-A 35 year old male who travelled to the UK and Netherlands
-A 34 year old female who travelled to the UK
-A 30 year old female who travelled to Switzerland and Austria

– A 36 year old female who travelled to Switzerland and Austria
-A 30 year old female who travelled to Italy
-A 35 year old male who travelled to Italy
-A 34 year old male who travelled to Italy
-A 37 year old male who travelled to Finland and France
-A 20 year old male with no international travel history
-A 3 year old male with no international travel history
-A 21 year old female with no international travel history
-A 71 year old female with no international travel history


KWAZULU-NATAL:
-A 59 year old male who travelled to Austria and Italy
-A 54 year old male who travelled to Italy
-A 55 year old male who travelled to Italy

MPUMALANGA:
-A 64 year old male who travelled to Italy
-A 56 year old female with no international travel history

WESTERN CAPE:
-A 2 year old male who travelled to New Zealand
-A 51 year old male who travelled to Egypt an Dubai
-A 35 year old female who travelled to Switzerland and Dubai
-A 27 year old female who travelled to Switzerland and Dubai
-A 60 year old male who travelled to Portugal and the UK
-A 51 year old male who travelled to the UK

-A 54 year old female who travelled to Portugal and the UK
-A 51 year old male who travelled to the UK
-A 26 year old female who travelled to the UK
-A 68 year old male with no international travel history.

It is notable that there are 6 cases of local transmission.

"As part of tracking and tracing, we have collated background information on how these patients were infected. We will provide information to the public, so as to give a sense of how these local transmissions occur. We will however not disclose full details as this information is subject to patient confidentiality which we are bound by." said Minister of Health, Dr Zwelini Mkhize.


 

18 March 2020 (00:03am)

South Africa has 85 confirmed cases of people infected with the coronavirus, an increase of 23 from Monday.

The breakdown per province is as follows:

GAUTENG: 14
-A 45 year old male who had travelled to Belgium, UK , France and the US
-A 37 year old male who had travelled to the UK
-A 54 year old female who had travelled to the USA
-A 52 year old male who had travelled to the UK
-A 25 year old male who travelled to the UK
-A 52 year old female who had travelled to Italy
-A 59 year old male who travelled to the UK and Dubai

-A 57 year old male who travelled to the USA
-A 60 year old male who travelled to the USA
-A 37 year old female who travelled to Italy and Dubai
-A 21 year old female with no travel history
-A 34 year old male with no international travel history
-A 26 year old female with no international travel history
-A 32 year old female with no international travel history


KWAZULU-NATAL:4
-A 48 year old male who travelled to Dubai
-A 59 year old female with no international travel history
-A 5 year old male with no international travel history
-A 3year old male with no international travel history

WESTERN CAPE:5
-A 3 year old male who travelled to the UK
-A 58 year old male who travelled to the UK and Austria
-A 2 year old male with no international travel
-A 62 year old female who travelled to the UK and Ethiopia
-A 71 year old female who travelled to the UK

It is notable that there are 6 cases of local transmission. 


 

15 March 2020 (07:42pm)

President Cyril Ramaphosa held a special cabinet meeting on Sunday, 15th March 2020 to adress measures to tackle the coronavirus (COVID-19), and he firstly announced that South Africa has 61 confirmed cases of people infected with the virus, and this number is expected to rise in the coming days and weeks.


 

15 March 2020 (03:03pm)

WITS University confirmed that one student has tested positive for #COVIDー19, and instructed the 350 students to go in self-quarantine.

Face to face classes and other activities at the University are canceled for Monday, 16 March 2020. Graduation ceremonies are postponed. However, empployees are expected to report to work.


 

15 March 2020 (12:30pm)

51 cases of #COVIDー19 confirmed in South Africa.

The breakdown per province is as follows:

GAUTENG: 7

⁃A 60-year-old male who had travelled to Iran.

⁃A 36-year-old male who had travelled to the UK

⁃A 54-year-old male who had travelled to Switzerland

⁃A 27-year-old male who had travelled to the UK

⁃A 21-year-old female who had travelled to Germany

⁃A 53-year-old female who had travelled to Germany

⁃A 29-year-old male who had travelled to Switzerland

WESTERN CAPE: 5

⁃A 35-year-old female who had travelled to Germany and Austria

⁃A 42-year-old female who had travelled to Spain, Switzerland and the UK

⁃A 50-year-old male who had travelled to the Netherlands

⁃A 33-year-old male who had travelled to Switzerland

⁃A 35-year-old male who had travelled to Austria

KWAZULU-NATAL: 1

⁃A 34-year-old male who had travelled to the UK


 

 

13 March 2020 (1:41pm)

On Friday afternoon, the Department confirmed there are now 24 confirmed cases of #Covid_19 in South Africa.


 

12 March 2020 (10:21am)

On Thursday morning, The Department confirmed 4 more new cases of #coronavirus in South Africa. This brings the total to 17 cases in the country.


 

05 March 2020 (12:43pm)

The Minister of Health, Dr. Zweli Mkhize, has confirmed the first case of Coronavirus in South Africa on Thursday, 05 March 2020 afternoon.

The Minister took to Twitter to make the announcement just moments before a Parliamentary debate on South Africa’s readiness to deal with Coronavirus (COVD-19).

“This morning, Thursday, March 5, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) confirmed that a suspected case of COVID-19 has tested positive.

“The patient is a 38-year-old male, who traveled to Italy with his wife. They were part of a group of 10 people and they arrived back in South Africa on 1 March 2020,” tweeted the Minister on his official account.

According to the Minster, the patient consulted a private general practitioner on 3 March with symptoms of fever, headache, malaise, a sore throat, and a cough. The practice nurse took swabs and delivered it to the lab.

The patient has been self-isolating since 3 March. The couple also has two children.

“The tracer team has been deployed to KwaZulu-Natal with epidemiologists and clinicians from NICD. The doctor has been self-isolating as well.

“The Emergency Operating Centre (EOC) has identified the contacts by interviewing the patient and doctor,” said Mkhize.

Following the Parliamentary debate, the Minister will hold a media briefing to ensure that the public is immediately kept abreast.

“A press briefing will be held later after the parliamentary debate this evening to shed more light on this issue,” said Mkhize.


 

 


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