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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (23 May 2021)

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As of the 23rd of May 2021 the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is 1 635 465.

ProvinceTotal cases for 23 May 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape19709312,1
Free State975936,0
Gauteng44384627,1
KwaZulu-Natal33885320,7
Limpopo648514,0
Mpumalanga811575,0
North West731664,5
Northern Cape474492,9
Western Cape29145717,8
Unknown00,0
Total1635465100,0

Testing Data

The number of tests conducted to date is 11 354 930. Of these 29 355 tests were conducted since the last report

SectorTotal tested New tested 
PRIVATE6 397 48656%16 57356%
PUBLIC4 957 44444%12 78244%
Total11 354 930 29 355 

Deaths and Recoveries

30 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 1, Free State 5, Gauteng 20, Kwa-Zulu Natal 1, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 0, North West 0, Northern Cape 0 and Western Cape 3 which brings the total to 55 802 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 1 539 395 representing a recovery rate of 94,1%.

ProvinceTotal DeathsTotal RecoveriesActive Cases
Eastern Cape11643184 863587
Free State420486 2967 093
Gauteng11032421 67011 144
KwaZulu-Natal10482324 2384 133
Limpopo239761 887567
Mpumalanga142878 2671 462
North West184466 3634 959
Northern Cape102138 8497 579
Western Cape11751276 9622 744
Total55 8021 539 39540 268

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 midnight today is 167 318. These vaccinations were with the first dose of Pfizer vaccine.


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