LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (24 MAY 2021)

Media Statement

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is 1 637 848. 

Province Total cases for 24 May 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 197 123 12,0
Free State 97 908 6,0
Gauteng 444 851 27,2
KwaZulu-Natal 338 937 20,7
Limpopo 64 870 4,0
Mpumalanga 81 245 5,0
North West 73 398 4,5
Northern Cape 47 932 2,9
Western Cape 291 584 17,8
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1 637 848 100,0

Testing Data 

The number of tests conducted to date is 11 378 282. Of these 23 352 tests were conducted since the last report.

Sector Total tested   New tested  
PRIVATE 6 409 766 56% 12 280 53%
PUBLIC 4 968 516 44% 11 072 47%
Total 11 378 282   23 352  

Deaths and Recoveries 

Today, 72 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 6, Free State 21, Gauteng 7, KwaZulu-Natal 0, Limpopo 13, Mpumalanga 6, North West 0, Northern Cape 6 and Western Cape 13 which brings the total to 55 874 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 1 541 250 representing a recovery rate of 94,1%.

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 11 649 184 895 579
Free State 4 225 86 517 7 166
Gauteng 11 039 422 704 11 108
KwaZulu-Natal 10 482 324 270 4 185
Limpopo 2 410 61 953 507
Mpumalanga 1 434 78 408 1 403
North West 1 844 66 576 4 978
Northern Cape 1 027 38 965 7 940
Western Cape 11 764 276 962 2 858
Total 55 874 1 541 250 40 724

Vaccination Rollout: 

The total vaccinated under the Sisonke Programme is 479 768. These vaccinations were with the one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine and are therefore completed vaccinations. As we indicated the teams undertook data verification processes over the weekend in preparation for the finalization of a public facing live dashboard. The number reflected today is a result of this process, which removed duplications and vaccinations assigned incorrectly to Sisonke.

The total vaccinated in Phase Two as at midnight today is 171 860. These vaccinations were with the first dose of Pfizer vaccine.

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize

Minister of Health

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