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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (24 May 2021)

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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (24 May 2021)

As of the 24th of May 2021 the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is 1 637 848.

ProvinceTotal cases for 24 May 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape197 12312,0
Free State97 9086,0
Gauteng444 85127,2
KwaZulu-Natal338 93720,7
Limpopo64 8704,0
Mpumalanga81 2455,0
North West73 3984,5
Northern Cape47 9322,9
Western Cape291 58417,8
Unknown00,0
Total1 637 848100,0

Testing Data

The number of tests conducted to date is 11 378 282. Of these 23 352 tests were conducted since the last report.

SectorTotal tested New tested 
PRIVATE6 409 76656%12 28053%
PUBLIC4 968 51644%11 07247%
Total11 378 282 23 352 

Deaths and Recoveries

72 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 6, Free State 21, Gauteng 7, KwaZulu-Natal 0, Limpopo 13, Mpumalanga 6, North West 0, Northern Cape 6 and Western Cape 13 which brings the total to 55 874 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 1 541 250 representing a recovery rate of 94,1%.

ProvinceTotal DeathsTotal RecoveriesActive Cases
Eastern Cape11 649184 895579
Free State4 22586 5177 166
Gauteng11 039422 70411 108
KwaZulu-Natal10 482324 2704 185
Limpopo2 41061 953507
Mpumalanga1 43478 4081 403
North West1 84466 5764 978
Northern Cape1 02738 9657 940
Western Cape11 764276 9622 858
Total55 8741 541 25040 724

Vaccination Rollout:

The total vaccinated under the Sisonke Programme is 479 768. These vaccinations were with the one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine and are therefore completed vaccinations. As we indicated the teams undertook data verification processes over the weekend in preparation for the finalization of a public facing live dashboard. The number reflected today is a result of this process, which removed duplications and vaccinations assigned incorrectly to Sisonke.

The total vaccinated in Phase Two as at midnight today is 171 860. These vaccinations were with the first dose of Pfizer vaccine.

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