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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (20 May 2021)

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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (20 May 2021)

As of the 20th of May 2021 the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is 1 625 003.

ProvinceTotal cases for 20 May 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape196 86212,1
Free State96 2445,9
Gauteng439 39127,0
KwaZulu-Natal338 47320,8
Limpopo64 6424,0
Mpumalanga80 5455,0
North West72 1064,4
Northern Cape46 0682,8
Western Cape290 67217,9
Unknown00,0
Total1 625 003100,0

Testing Data

The number of tests conducted to date is 11 246 917. Of these 39 612 tests were conducted since the last report.

SectorTotal tested New tested 
PRIVATE6 332 38356%25 11663%
PUBLIC4 914 53444%14 49637%
Total11 246 917 39 612 

Deaths and Recoveries

61 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 7, Free State 2, Gauteng 17, KwaZulu-Natal 4, Limpopo 19, Mpumalanga 0, North West 0, Northern Cape 12 and Western Cape 0 which brings the total to 55 568 deaths. “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 1 531 993 representing a recovery rate of 94,2%.

ProvinceTotal DeathsTotal RecoveriesActive Cases
Eastern Cape11 635184 724503
Free State4 11085 6116 523
Gauteng10 965418 04410 382
KwaZulu-Natal10 474323 6904 309
Limpopo2 38061 820442
Mpumalanga1 42477 7491 372
North West1 84465 1455 117
Northern Cape1 00638 2486 814
Western Cape11 730276 9621 980
Total55 5681 531 99337 442

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 116 741. These vaccinations were with the first dose of Pfizer vaccine.

Today 177 sites were operational: 155 public sector sites and 22 private sector sites. The updated list of sites is attached.

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