LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (20 MAY 2021)

Media Statement

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is 1 625 003. 

Province Total cases for 20 May 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 196 862 12,1
Free State 96 244 5,9
Gauteng 439 391 27,0
KwaZulu-Natal 338 473 20,8
Limpopo 64 642 4,0
Mpumalanga 80 545 5,0
North West 72 106 4,4
Northern Cape 46 068 2,8
Western Cape 290 672 17,9
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1 625 003 100,0

Testing Data 

The number of tests conducted to date is 11 246 917. Of these 39 612 tests were conducted since the last report.

Sector Total tested   New tested  
PRIVATE 6 332 383 56% 25 116 63%
PUBLIC 4 914 534 44% 14 496 37%
Total 11 246 917   39 612  

Deaths and Recoveries 

Today, 61 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 7, Free State 2, Gauteng 17, KwaZulu-Natal 4, Limpopo 19, Mpumalanga 0, North West 0, Northern Cape 12 and Western Cape 0 which brings the total to 55 568 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 1 531 993 representing a recovery rate of 94,2%.

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 11 635 184 724 503
Free State 4 110 85 611 6 523
Gauteng 10 965 418 044 10 382
KwaZulu-Natal 10 474 323 690 4 309
Limpopo 2 380 61 820 442
Mpumalanga 1 424 77 749 1 372
North West 1 844 65 145 5 117
Northern Cape 1 006 38 248 6 814
Western Cape 11 730 276 962 1 980
Total 55 568 1 531 993 37 442

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 116 741. These vaccinations were with the first dose of Pfizer vaccine.

Today 177 sites were operational: 155 public sector sites and 22 private sector sites. The updated list of sites is attached.

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize

Minister of Health

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