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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (22 May 2021)

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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA

As of the 22 May 2021 the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is 1 623 571.

ProvinceTotal cases for 22 May 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape19703612,1
Free State972556,0
Gauteng44273927,1
KwaZulu-Natal33875420,7
Limpopo647814,0
Mpumalanga809515,0
North West728174,5
Northern Cape470302,9
Western Cape29120817,8
Unknown00,0
Total1632571100,0

Testing Data

The number of tests conducted to date is 11 325 572. Of these 43 755 tests were conducted since the last report

SectorTotal testedNew tested
PRIVATE6 380 91356%26 48461%
PUBLIC4 944 66244%17 27139%
Total11 325 57543 755

Deaths and Recoveries

53 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 1, Free State 17, Gauteng 27, Kwa-Zulu Natal 5, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 0, North West 0, Northern Cape 0 and Western Cape 3 which brings the total to 55 772 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 1 537 430 representing a recovery rate of 94,2%.

ProvinceTotal DeathsTotal RecoveriesActive Cases
Eastern Cape11642184 816578
Free State419986 2126 844
Gauteng11012420 46911 258
KwaZulu-Natal10481324 1944 079
Limpopo239761 847537
Mpumalanga142878 0981 425
North West184466 1974 776
Northern Cape102138 6357 374
Western Cape11748276 9622 498
Total55 7721 537 43039 369

Vaccination Rollout:

We are currently preparing for the public dashboard to go live on Monday and therefore data verifica- tion processes are under way over the weekend. We have undertaken a decision to report data as at

23.59 of the previous day, as we do with the daily statistics currently reported in the Minister’s daily report.

The numbers reported today reflect the figures as per the above determination. Therefore…

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 18.30 today is 162 281. These vaccinations were with the first dose of Pfizer vaccine.

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