COVID-19 update

As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 15 515 with

1160 new cases identified in the last 24-hour cycle of testing.

Case Data

Province New cases on 17 May

2020

Total cases for 17 May

2020

Percentage total
Eastern Cape 124 1936 12,5
Free State 5 158 1,0
Gauteng 67 2329 15,0
KwaZulu Natal 45 1543 9,9
Limpopo 18 77 0,5
Mpumalanga 3 71 0,5
North West 6 70 0,5
Northern Cape 2 37 0,2
Western Cape 890 9294 59,9
Total 1160 15515 100,0

 

We remain concerned about the developments in the Western Cape, with the total cumula7ve cases now comprising almost 60% of the national cumulative cases and the new cases from Western Cape comprising 76% of the new cases from the past 24-hour cycle.

Testing Data

460 873 have been conducted with 21 314 done in the last 24 hour cycle.

Sector Total tested   New tested  
Private 223 618 49% 10 446 49%
Public 237 255 51% 10 868 51%
Grand Total 460 873   21 314  

 

 

Reported Deaths and Recoveries

Regrettably, we report a further 3 COVID-19 related deaths- this brings the total national deaths to 264

We wish to express our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who cared for the deceased

The total number of recoveries to date is 7 006. Provincial Breakdown:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 35 839
Free State 6 108
Gauteng 25 1583
KwaZulu Natal 45 817
Limpopo 3 37
Mpumalanga 0 49
North West 1 28
Northern Cape 0 24
Western Cape 149 3521
Total 264 7006

 

Gender and Age Distribution of Deaths:

Distribution of Deaths by Gender:

 

Male (%)

 

Female (%)

 

Total

148 (56%) 116 (44%) 264

 

Distribution of Deaths by Age:

 

Age

 

Deaths

 

Percentage (%)

0-9 0 0
10-19 0 0
20-29 1 0.4
30-39 15 5.7
40-49 34 12.9
50-59 55 20,8
60-69 66 25
70-79 58 22
80-89 27 10.2
90-99 8 3
Total 264 100

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