Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms total of 17 200 cases of Coronavirus COVID-19


As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 17 200.

Case Data

ProvinceTotal cases for 19 May 2020Percentage total
Eastern Cape213512,4
Free State1681,0
Gauteng236113,7
KwaZulu-Natal16169,4
Limpopo940,5
Mpumalanga780,5
North West720,4
Northern Cape370,2
Western Cape1063961,9
Unknown00,0
Total17200100,0

Testing Data

488 609 have been conducted with 13 538 done in the last 24 hour cycle

Reported Deaths and Recoveries

Regrettably we report a further 26 COVID-19 related deaths- this brings the total national deaths to 312

Sadly, Northern Cape has reported its first death.

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 7960.

Provincial Breakdown:

ProvinceDeathsRecoveries
Eastern Cape41839
Free State6118
Gauteng271671
KwaZulu Natal46818
Limpopo339
Mpumalanga057
North West128
Northern Cape127
Western Cape1874363
Total3127960

Gender and Age Distribution of Deaths:

Distribution of Deaths by Gender:

Male (%)Female (%)Total
172 (55.5%)140 (44.5%)312

Distribution of Deaths by Age:

AgeDeathsPercentage (%)
0-90
10-190
20-2910,3
30-39185,8
40-494213,4
50-596821,8
60-698426,9
70-796219,9
80-89299,3
90-9982,6
Total312100

Issued by: Department of HealthMore from: Department of HealthMore on: Coronavirus

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