LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (15 MAY 2021)

Media Statement

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is 1 611 143. 

Province Total cases for 15 May 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 196 554 12,2
Free State 94 274 5,9
Gauteng 433 819 26,9
KwaZulu-Natal 337 923 21,0
Limpopo 64 414 4,0
Mpumalanga 79 808 5,0
North West 70 749 4,4
Northern Cape 44 031 2,7
Western Cape 289 571 18,0
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1 611 143 100,0

 Testing Data

 The number of tests conducted to date is 11 087 505. Of these 34 512 tests were conducted since the last report.

Sector Total tested   New tested  
PRIVATE 6 231 265 56% 20 409 59%
PUBLIC 4 856 240 44% 14 103 41%
Total 11 087 505   34 512  

Deaths and Recoveries

Today, 59 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 0, Free State 5, Gauteng 20, KwaZulu-Natal 8, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 2, North West 0, Northern Cape 18 and Western Cape 6 which brings the total to 55 183  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 1 523 243 representing a recovery rate of 94,5%.

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 11 615 184 612 327
Free State 4 016 84 953 5 305
Gauteng 10 865 415 375 7 579
KwaZulu-Natal 10 454 321 777 5 692
Limpopo 2 336 61 662 416
Mpumalanga 1 415 77 284 1 109
North West 1 798 64 489 4 462
Northern Cape 978 37 491 5 562
Western Cape 11 706 275 600 2 265
Total 55 183 1 523 243 32 717

Vaccination Rollout 

The number of vaccinations completed under the Sisonke Protocol as at 18.30 today is 478 452.

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize

Minister of Health

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