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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (19 May 2021)

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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (19 May 2021)

As of the 19th of May 2021 the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is 1 621 362.

ProvinceTotal cases for 19 May 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape196 79812,1
Free State95 7535,9
Gauteng437 87227,0
KwaZulu-Natal338 31220,9
Limpopo64 5704,0
Mpumalanga80 3305,0
North West71 7484,4
Northern Cape45 6342,8
Western Cape290 34517,9
Unknown00,0
Total1 621 362100,0

Testing Data

The number of tests conducted to date is 11 207 305. Of these 40 355 tests were conducted since the last report.

SectorTotal tested New tested 
PRIVATE6 307 26756%26 71166%
PUBLIC4 900 03844%13 64434%
Total11 207 305 40 355 

Deaths and Recoveries

167 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 3, Free State 38, Gauteng 35, KwaZulu-Natal 6, Limpopo 19, Mpumalanga 3, North West 46, Northern Cape 7 and Western Cape 10 which brings the total to 55 507 deaths. Provinces are back capturing data as far back as December 2020 as part of their COVID-19 mortality audits. “We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased patients”, said Dr. Zwelini Mkhize.

The cumulative recoveries now stand at 1 528 868 representing a recovery rate of 94,2%.

ProvinceTotal DeathsTotal RecoveriesActive Cases
Eastern Cape11 628184 707463
Free State4 10885 4526 193
Gauteng10 948417 7399 185
KwaZulu-Natal10 470323 0114 831
Limpopo2 36161 787422
Mpumalanga1 42477 7161 190
North West1 84464 5045 400
Northern Cape99438 0996 541
Western Cape11 730275 8532 762
Total55 5071 528 86836 987

Vaccination Rollout:

The total vaccinated under the Sisonke Programme is 480 665. These vaccinations were with the one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine and are therefore completed vaccinations.

The total vaccinated in Phase Two as at 17.10 today is 77 505. These vaccinations were with the first dose of Pfizer vaccine.

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