LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (13 MAY 2021)

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is 1 605 252.

Province Total cases for 13 May 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 196450 12,2
Free State 93390 5,8
Gauteng 431598 26,9
KwaZulu-Natal 337728 21,0
Limpopo 64324 4,0
Mpumalanga 79519 5,0
North West 70043 4,4
Northern Cape 43187 2,7
Western Cape 289013 18,0
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1605252 100,0

 

 

 

Testing Data

 

The number of tests conducted to date is 11 010 999. Of these 42 073 tests were conducted since the last report

 

Sector Total tested   New tested  
PRIVATE 6 183 320 56% 28 593 68%
PUBLIC 4 827 679 44% 13 480 32%
Total 11 010 999   42 073  

 

 

Deaths and Recoveries

 

Today, 44 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 2, Free State 19, Gauteng 13, Kwa-Zulu Natal 3, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 0, North West 0, Northern Cape 2 and Western Cape 5 which brings the total to 55 012 deaths.

We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased patients.

The cumulative recoveries now stand at 1 520 878, representing a recovery rate of 94,7%.

 

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 11614 184 504 332
Free State 3969 84 593 4 828
Gauteng 10831 414 055 6 712
KwaZulu-Natal 10441 321 776 5 511
Limpopo 2336 61 556 432
Mpumalanga 1413 76 995 1 111
North West 1758 64 398 3 887
Northern Cape 960 37 401 4 826
Western Cape 11690 275 600 1 723
Total 55 012 1 520 878 29 362

 

 

Vaccination Rollout

 

The number of vaccinations completed under the Sisonke Protocol as at 18.30 today is 455 169.

Wishing our Muslim Brethren a Safe Eid Mubarak

 

The holy month of Ramadan has come to an end- we join the Muslim community in celebrating the Festival of Eid ul Fitr as loved ones come together to mark this auspicious occasion.

We celebrate Eid at a time when the world is faced with a major pandemic of devastating conse- quences to all. In South Africa we are seeing a resurgence that could turn into a fully blown third wave- having been through two devastating waves, we must work together to prevent history repeat- ing itself.

During Ramadan, our Muslim brethren have exercised discipline by abstaining from food, drink and other pleasures from sunrise to sunset. Their resilience has been strengthened by regular daily prayers- all of which makes this month so special.

I therefore appeal to the Muslim community and all South Africans to draw from this strength as we continue to celebrate our religious holidays responsibly. As we come together with our loved ones, let us not forget the rules of social distancing, wearing of masks and limiting the size of our gatherings.

Brothers and sisters, I wish you happiness and prosperity from the bottom of my heart and I pray that Allah makes our struggles meaningful and answers our prayers as we fight this pandemic. Together, we shall overcome, Inshallah!

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize

Minister of Health

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