LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (25 MAY 2021)

Media Statement

As of today the cumulative number of cases reported in South Africa is 1 640 932 reflecting a 0,19% increase, with 3 084 new cases reported over the past 24 hours. There are currently 41 005 active cases in the country, reflecting a 0,69% increase in active cases over the past 24 hours.

The national case fatality rate (CFR) as of 25th of May 2021 is 3,4%. The total cumulative number of deaths 55 976 reflecting an increase of 102 reported deaths as of 18:00. Of the reported deaths 25,5% (26) occurred in the past 48 hours.

 

 

Province

New case

incidence per

100 000

population over

7 days

Cases % change compared to 7days

prior

Hospitalizatio n % change compared to 7days prior Positivity %

change compared to 7days prior

Deaths % change compared to 7days prior  

Cases % change

compared to 14

days prior

Eastern Cape 7.0 12.3% 16.8% 37.3% -4.2% 54.8%
Free State 101.2 4.7% 10.8% 2.7% 76.8% 15.4%
Gauteng 58.4 23.2% 21.4% 32.5% 28.5% 53.1%
KwaZulu-Natal 7.2 22.5% -1.3% 39.5% 7.1% 25.2%
Limpopo 6.3 28.1% -0.5% 57.7% 48.0% 33.7%
Mpumalanga 24.4 17.6% 5.4% 18.6% 8.3% 32.9%
North West 52.7 15.4% 10.5% 19.9% 17.8% 34.9%
Northern Cape 226.9 3.1% 9.6% 4.2% 7.0% 37.3%
Western Cape 23.9 2.6% 4.2% 23.3% 2.2% 23.1%
Unknown
Total 35.4 17.0% 11.9% 21.3% 30.3% 29.4%

Nationally, there has been an 17,0% increase in new cases compared to 7-days prior. All provinces continue to show increases in new cases compared to 7-days prior.

As of 25th May 2021, the highest case incidence per 100 000 population over the past 7-days was reported in the Northern Cape at 226,9; followed by the Free State at 101,2; Gauteng at 58,4; North West at 52,7; Mpumalanga at 24,4; and Western Cape at 22,8 new cases per 100 000 population.

Nationally, the new test positivity rate has shown a positive percentage increase compared to 7-days prior, with all nine provinces showing increases in new test positivity rates. Nationally, as of 25th of May 2021, there has been a 17,0% increase in hospitalisations compared to 7-days prior. 

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

  • In the past 24 hours, 28 026 SARS-CoV-2 tests were reported (22 770 PCR tests and 5 256 antigen tests) bringing the total number of tests conducted since the start of testing to 11 406 308.
  • Of the total tests performed in the past 24hrs, 52% (14 656) are from the public sector and the other 48% (13 370) are from the private-sector.
  • The overall positivity for the newly reported tests is 11,0%. 
Sector Total tested New tested
PRIVATE 6 423 136 56% 13 370 48%
PUBLIC 4 983 172 44% 14 656 52%
Total 11406308 28 026

 Deaths 

  • In the last 24 hours, 102 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 3, Free State 32, Gauteng 36, KwaZulu-Natal 11, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 0, North West 0, Northern Cape 19 and Western Cape 1 which brings the total to 55 976 deaths – reported as at 18:00.
  • Eastern Cape reported 3 deaths. These include 2 deaths in May 2021 (of which 1 occurred in the past 48 hours) and 1 in January 2021. The Province is continuing with COVID mortality
  • Free State reported 32 These include 29 deaths in May 2021 (of which 5 occurred in the past 48 hours), 1 in March 2021, 1 in February 2021 and 1 in January 2021. The Province is continuing with COVID mortality audit.
  • Gauteng reported 36 deaths in May 2021 (of which 17 occurred in the past 48 hours).
  • KwaZulu-Natal reported 11 deaths in May 2021 (of which 2 occurred in the past 48 hours).
  • Limpopo reported 0
  • Mpumalanga reported 0
  • North West reported 0 deaths.
  • Northern Cape reported 19 These include 15 in May 2021 and 4 in April 2021. The Province is continuing with COVID mortality audit.
  • Western Cape reported 1 death in May 2021 which occurred in the past 48 hours

Recoveries & Active Cases 

  • Nationally, the cumulative number of recoveries increased by 0,18% in the past 24 hours, to 1 543 951. This represents a recovery rate of 94,1%.
  • There are currently 41 005 active cases in the country, reflecting a 0,69% increase in active cases over the past 24
  • The Northern Cape currently has the active cases per 100 000 population at 622,1; followed by the Free State at 232,7; the North West at 118,7; Gauteng at 74,0 and Western Cape at 43,9 active cases per 100 000 population.

Deaths and Recoveries

Today, 72 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 6, Free State 21, Gauteng 7, Kwa-Zulu 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%.

Tests Conducted

11 406 308

Positive Cases

1 640 932

Daily New Cases

3 084

Total Deaths

55 976

Recoveries

1 543 951

Active Cases

41 005

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 11 652 184 971 580
Free State 4 257 87 270 6 816
Gauteng 11 075 423 761 11 460
KwaZulu-Natal 10 493 324 330 4 268
Limpopo 2 410 61 971 526
Mpumalanga 1 434 78 549 1 356
North West 1 844 67 039 4 878
Northern Cape 1 046 39 098 8 042
Western Cape 11 765 276 962 3 079
Total 55 976 1 543 951 41 005

Vaccination Rollout

Daily Registrations as at Midnight – 2021-05- 24

Province Daily Registrations
Eastern Cape 12 034
Free State 3 292
Gauteng 11 984
KwaZulu-Natal 14 724
Limpopo 13 621
Mpumalanga 5 948
North West 5 491
Northern Cape 1 092

Western Cape 6 348
Total 74 534

Total Registrations as at midnight 2021-05-24

Province Healthcare Workers Age 60+ Years Total
Eastern Cape 97 502 294 099 391 601
Free State 40 379 66 534 106 913
Gauteng 296 637 406 720 703 357
KwaZulu-Natal 198 190 331 077 529 267
Limpopo 59 214 289 175 348 389
Mpumalanga 39 203 77 960 117 163
North West 47 806 103 980 151 786
Northern Cape 15 495 22 344 37 839
Western Cape 164 076 288 135 452 211
Total 958 502 1 880 024 2 838 526

Sisonke Programme Vaccinations

Province Female Male Total
Eastern Cape 43 272 14 517 57 789
Free State 17 739 6 447 24 186
Gauteng 95 221 32 028 127 249
KwaZulu-Natal 69 732 22 997 92 729
Limpopo 25 752 7 477 33 229
Mpumalanga 15 856 4 524 20 380
North West 17 484 5 622 23 106
Northern Cape 6 940 2 404 9 344
Western Cape 67 373 24 383 91 756
Total 359 369 120 399 479 768

Total Pfizer First Dose Vaccinations as at midnight 2021-05-24

Province Female Male Total
Eastern Cape 16 890 9 342 26 232
Free State 2 669 1 357 4 026
Gauteng 29 447 20 101 49 548
KwaZulu-Natal 50 788 29 333 80 121
Limpopo 14 930 7 454 22 384
Mpumalanga 5 299 3 221 8 520
North West 9 898 5 721 15 619
Northern Cape 1 521 1 010 2 531
Western Cape 7 294 4 861 12 155
Total 138 736 82 400 22 1136

Daily Vaccinations Pfizer First Dose on 2021-05-24

Province Female Male Total
Eastern Cape 4111 2 356 6 467
Free State 733 406 1 139
Gauteng 6 885 4 855 11 740
KwaZulu-Natal 8 663 5 128 13 791
Limpopo 3 030 1 517 4 547
Mpumalanga 1 286 703 1 989
North West 1 947 1 151 3 098
Northern Cape 355 256 611
Western Cape 2 177 1 487 3 664
Total 29 187 17 859 47 046

The total vaccinated in Phase Two as at midnight today is 700 904.

 Dr. Zwelini Mkhize

Minister of Health

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