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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (25 May 2021)

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As of the 25th of May 2021 the cumulative number of cases reported in South Africa is 1 640 932 reflecting a 0,19% increase, with 3 084 new COVID-19 cases reported over the past 24 hours. There are currently 41 005 active cases in the country, reflecting a 0,69% increase in active cases over the past 24 hours.

The national case fatality rate (CFR) as of 25th of May 2021 is 3,4%. The total cumulative number of deaths 55 976 reflecting an increase of 102 reported deaths as of 18:00. Of the reported deaths 25,5% (26) occurred in the past 48 hours.

  ProvinceNew caseincidence per100 000population over7 daysCases % change compared to 7dayspriorHospitalizatio n % change compared to 7days priorPositivity %change compared to 7days priorDeaths % change compared to 7days prior Cases % changecompared to 14days prior
Eastern Cape7.012.3%16.8%37.3%-4.2%54.8%
Free State101.24.7%10.8%2.7%76.8%15.4%
Gauteng58.423.2%21.4%32.5%28.5%53.1%
KwaZulu-Natal7.222.5%-1.3%39.5%7.1%25.2%
Limpopo6.328.1%-0.5%57.7%48.0%33.7%
Mpumalanga24.417.6%5.4%18.6%8.3%32.9%
North West52.715.4%10.5%19.9%17.8%34.9%
Northern Cape226.93.1%9.6%4.2%7.0%37.3%
Western Cape23.92.6%4.2%23.3%2.2%23.1%
Unknown      
Total35.417.0%11.9%21.3%30.3%29.4%

Nationally, there has been an 17,0% increase in new cases compared to 7-days prior. All provinces continue to show increases in new cases compared to 7-days prior.

As of 25th May 2021, the highest case incidence per 100 000 population over the past 7-days was reported in the Northern Cape at 226,9; followed by the Free State at 101,2; Gauteng at 58,4; North West at 52,7; Mpumalanga at 24,4; and Western Cape at 22,8 new cases per 100 000 population.

Nationally, the new test positivity rate has shown a positive percentage increase compared to 7-days prior, with all nine provinces showing increases in new test positivity rates. Nationally, as of 25th of May 2021, there has been a 17,0% increase in hospitalisations compared to 7-days prior.

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

  • In the past 24 hours, 28 026 SARS-CoV-2 tests were reported (22 770 PCR tests and 5 256 antigen tests) bringing the total number of tests conducted since the start of testing to 11 406 308.
  • Of the total tests performed in the past 24hrs, 52% (14 656) are from the public sector and the other 48% (13 370) are from the private-sector.
  • The overall positivity for the newly reported tests is 11,0%.
SectorTotal tested New tested 
PRIVATE6 423 13656%1337052%
PUBLIC4 983 17244%1465648%
Total11406308 28026 

Deaths

  • In the last 24 hours, 102 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 3, Free State 32, Gauteng 36, KwaZulu-Natal 11, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 0, North West 0, Northern Cape 19 and Western Cape 1 which brings the total to 55 976 deaths – reported as at 18:00.
  • Eastern Cape reported 3 deaths. These include 2 deaths in May 2021 (of which 1 occurred in the past 48 hours) and 1 in January 2021. The Province is continuing with COVID mortality
  • Free State reported 32 These include 29 deaths in May 2021 (of which 5 occurred in the past 48 hours), 1 in March 2021, 1 in February 2021 and 1 in January 2021. The Province is continuing with COVID mortality audit.
  • Gauteng reported 36 deaths in May 2021 (of which 17 occurred in the past 48 hours).
  • KwaZulu-Natal reported 11 deaths in May 2021 (of which 2 occurred in the past 48 hours).
  • Limpopo reported 0
  • Mpumalanga reported 0
  • North West reported 0 deaths.
  • Northern Cape reported 19 These include 15 in May 2021 and 4 in April 2021. The Province is continuing with COVID mortality audit.
  • Western Cape reported 1 death in May 2021 which occurred in the past 48 hours

Recoveries & Active Cases

  • Nationally, the cumulative number of recoveries increased by 0,18% in the past 24 hours, to 1 543 951. This represents a recovery rate of 94,1%.
  • There are currently 41 005 active cases in the country, reflecting a 0,69% increase in active cases over the past 24
  • The Northern Cape currently has the active cases per 100 000 population at 622,1; followed by the Free State at 232,7; the North West at 118,7; Gauteng at 74,0 and Western Cape at 43,9 active cases per 100 000 population.

Deaths and Recoveries

Today, 72 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 6, Free State 21, Gauteng 7, Kwa-Zulu 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%.

Tests Conducted11 406 308Positive Cases1 640 932Daily New Cases3 084Total Deaths55 976Recoveries1 543 951Active Cases41 005
ProvinceTotal DeathsTotal RecoveriesActive Cases
Eastern Cape11 652184 971580
Free State4 25787 2706 816
Gauteng11 075423 76111 460
KwaZulu-Natal10 493324 3304 268
Limpopo2 41061 971526
Mpumalanga1 43478 5491 356
North West1 84467 0394 878
Northern Cape1 04639 0988 042
Western Cape11 765276 9623 079
Total55 9761 543 95141 005

Vaccination Rollout

Daily Registrations as at Midnight – 2021-05- 24

ProvinceDaily Registrations
Eastern Cape12 034
Free State3 292
Gauteng11 984
KwaZulu-Natal14 724
Limpopo13 621
Mpumalanga5 948
North West5 491
Northern Cape1 092
Western Cape6 348
Total74 534

Total Registrations as at midnight 2021-05-24

ProvinceHealthcare WorkersAge 60+ YearsTotal
Eastern Cape97 502294 099391 601
Free State40 37966 534106 913
Gauteng296 637406 720703 357
KwaZulu-Natal198 190331 077529 267
Limpopo59 214289 175348 389
Mpumalanga39 20377 960117 163
North West47 806103 980151 786
Northern Cape15 49522 34437 839
Western Cape164 076288 135452 211
Total958 5021 880 0242 838 526

Sisonke Programme Vaccinations

ProvinceFemaleMaleTotal
Eastern Cape43 27214 51757 789
Free State17 7396 44724 186
Gauteng95 22132 028127 249
KwaZulu-Natal69 73222 99792 729
Limpopo25 7527 47733 229
Mpumalanga15 8564 52420 380
North West17 4845 62223 106
Northern Cape6 9402 4049 344
Western Cape67 37324 38391 756
Total359 369120 399479 768

Total Pfizer First Dose Vaccinations as at midnight 2021-05-24

ProvinceFemaleMaleTotal
Eastern Cape16 8909 34226 232
Free State2 6691 3574 026
Gauteng29 44720 10149 548
KwaZulu-Natal50 78829 33380 121
Limpopo14 9307 45422 384
Mpumalanga5 2993 2218 520
North West9 8985 72115 619
Northern Cape1 5211 0102 531
Western Cape7 2944 86112 155
Total138 73682 40022 1136

Daily Vaccinations Pfizer First Dose on 2021-05-24

ProvinceFemaleMaleTotal
Eastern Cape41112 3566 467
Free State7334061 139
Gauteng6 8854 85511 740
KwaZulu-Natal8 6635 12813 791
Limpopo3 0301 5174 547
Mpumalanga1 2867031 989
North West1 9471 1513 098
Northern Cape355256611
Western Cape2 1771 4873 664
Total29 18717 85947 046

The total vaccinated in Phase Two as at midnight today is 700 904.

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