Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms total of 19 137 cases of Coronavirus COVID-19


As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 19 137.

Case Data

ProvinceTotal cases for 21 May 2020Percentage total
Eastern Cape232412,1
Free State1841,0
Gauteng245312,8
KwaZulu-Natal16938,8
Limpopo1210,6
Mpumalanga950,5
North West770,4
Northern Cape370,2
Western Cape1215363,5
Unknown00,0
Total19137100,0

Testing Data

A total of 525 433 tests have been conducted to date with 18 572 tests done in the past 24 hours

SectorTotal tested New tested 
Private257 00349%11 37161%
Public268 43051%7 20139%
Grand Total525 433 18 572 

Reported COVID-19 Deaths:

Regrettably, we report 30 more COVID-19 related deaths- this brings the total national deaths to 369

We wish to express our condolences to the loved ones of the deceased and thank the health care workers who treated these patients.

The provincial breakdown is as follows: 

ProvinceDeaths
Eastern Cape50
Free State6
Gauteng27
KwaZulu Natal46
Limpopo3
Mpumalanga0
North West1
Northern Cape1
Western Cape235
Total369

Issued by: Department of Health

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