Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Update on Covid-19 as at 17 May 2020

As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 15 515 with 1160 new cases identified in the last 24 hour cycle of testing.

Image: 123RF/Jarun Ontakrai

Case Data

Province New cases on 17 May
2020
Total cases for 17 May
2020
Percentage total
Eastern Cape 124 1936 12,5
Free State 5 158 1,0
Gauteng 67 2329 15,0
KwaZulu Natal 45 1543 9,9
Limpopo 18 77 0,5
Mpumalanga 3 71 0,5
North West 6 70 0,5
Northern Cape 2 37 0,2
Western Cape 890 9294 59,9
Total 1160 15515 100,0

 

We remain concerned about the developments in the Western Cape, with the total cumulative cases now comprising almost 60% of the national cumulative cases and the new cases from Western Cape comprising 76% of the new cases from the past 24 hour cycle.

Testing Data
460 873 
have been conducted with 21 314 done in the last 24 hour cycle.

Reported Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably we report a further COVID-19 related deaths- this brings the total national deaths to 264.
We wish to express our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who cared for the deceased.

The total number of recoveries to date is 7 006.

Provincial Breakdown:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 35 839
Free State 6 108
Gauteng 25 1583
KwaZulu Natal 45 817
Limpopo 3 37
Mpumalanga 0 49
North West 1 28
Northern Cape 0 24
Western Cape 149 3521
Total 264 7006

 

Gender and Age Distribution of Deaths:

Distribution of Deaths by Gender:

Male (%) Female (%) Total
148 (56%) 116 (44%) 264

 

Distribution of Deaths by Age:

Age Deaths Percentage (%)
0-9 0 0
10-19 0 0
20-29 1 0.4
30-39 15 5.7
40-49 34 12.9
50-59 55 20,8
60-69 66 25
70-79 58 22
80-89 27 10.2
90-99 8 3
Total 264 100

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health

 

1 COMMENT

  1. My son works/ worked for a company in Richards Bay, at the end of last month he received a sms from his employer stating that they submitted UIF applications for their workers, my son did not receive a salary nor any UIF payment to this date. He tried to contact his employer with no luck. My son’s effected co worker contacted DEPT. of LABOUR who said that their UIF contributions are in arrears. The sms from the company also stated that they are restructuring the company, meaning no more work for my son and his co worker. Any advice in this regard?

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