LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (26 MAY 2021)

Media Statement

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa on 26 May 2021 is 1 645 555, with 4 623 new cases reported over the past 24 hours. 

Province Total cases for 26 May 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 197 333 12.0
Free State 98 934 6.0
Gauteng 448 366 27.2
KwaZulu-Natal 339 241 20.6
Limpopo 65 008 4.0
Mpumalanga 81 586 5.0
North West 74 243 4.5
Northern Cape 48 616 3.0
Western Cape 292 228 17.8
Unknown 0 0.0
Total 1 645 555 100,0

Testing Data 

The number of tests conducted to date is 11 452 185. Of these 45 877 tests were conducted since the last report.

Sector Total tested   New tested  
PRIVATE 6 449 921 56% 26 785 58%
PUBLIC 5 002 264 44% 19 092 42%
Total 11 452 185   45 877  

Deaths and Recoveries 

Today, 102 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 4, Free State 6, Gauteng 24, KwaZulu-Natal 4, Limpopo 5, Mpumalanga 4, North West 45, Northern Cape 0 and Western Cape 9 which brings the total to 56 077 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 1 546 583 representing a recovery rate of 94, 0%.

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 11 656 185 011 666
Free State 4 263 87 491 7 180
Gauteng 11 099 424 433 12 834
KwaZulu-Natal 10 497 324 551 4 193
Limpopo 2 415 61 977 616
Mpumalanga 1 438 78 613 1 535
North West 1 889 67 039 5 315
Northern Cape 1 046 40 197 7 373
Western Cape 11 774 277 271 3 183
Total 56 077 1 546 583 42 895

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 282 135. These vaccinations were with the first dose of Pfizer vaccine.

Total individuals vaccinated; Sisonke and Pfizer first dose is 761 903.

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize

Minister of Health

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