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

Media Statement

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is 1 621 362. 

Province Total cases for 19 May 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 196 798 12,1
Free State 95 753 5,9
Gauteng 437 872 27,0
KwaZulu-Natal 338 312 20,9
Limpopo 64 570 4,0
Mpumalanga 80 330 5,0
North West 71 748 4,4
Northern Cape 45 634 2,8
Western Cape 290 345 17,9
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1 621 362 100,0

Testing Data 

The number of tests conducted to date is 11 207 305. Of these 40 355 tests were conducted since the last report.

Sector Total tested   New tested  
PRIVATE 6 307 267 56% 26 711 66%
PUBLIC 4 900 038 44% 13 644 34%
Total 11 207 305   40 355  

Deaths and Recoveries 

Today, 167 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 3, Free State 38, Gauteng 35, KwaZulu-Natal 6, Limpopo 19, Mpumalanga 3, North West 46, Northern Cape 7 and Western Cape 10 which brings the total to 55 507 deaths. Provinces are back capturing data as far back as December 2020 as part of their COVID-19 mortality audits. 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 1 528 868 representing a recovery rate of 94,2%.

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 11 628 184 707 463
Free State 4 108 85 452 6 193
Gauteng 10 948 417 739 9 185
KwaZulu-Natal 10 470 323 011 4 831
Limpopo 2 361 61 787 422
Mpumalanga 1 424 77 716 1 190
North West 1 844 64 504 5 400
Northern Cape 994 38 099 6 541
Western Cape 11 730 275 853 2 762
Total 55 507 1 528 868 36 987

Vaccination Rollout: 

The total vaccinated under the Sisonke Programme is 480 665. These vaccinations were with the one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine and are therefore completed vaccinations.

The total vaccinated in Phase Two as at 17.10 today is 77 505. These vaccinations were with the first dose of Pfizer vaccine.

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize

Minister of Health

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