Media Release
19 May 2020


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

Case Data

Province Total cases for 19 May 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 2135 12,4
Free State 168 1,0
Gauteng 2361 13,7
KwaZulu-Natal 1616 9,4
Limpopo 94 0,5
Mpumalanga 78 0,5
North West 72 0,4
Northern Cape 37 0,2
Western Cape 10639 61,9
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 17200 100,0

 

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:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 41 839
Free State 6 118
Gauteng 27 1671
KwaZulu Natal 46 818
Limpopo 3 39
Mpumalanga 0 57
North West 1 28
Northern Cape 1 27
Western Cape 187 4363
Total 312 7960

 

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:

Age Deaths Percentage (%)
0-9 0
10-19 0
20-29 1 0,3
30-39 18 5,8
40-49 42 13,4
50-59 68 21,8
60-69 84 26,9
70-79 62 19,9
80-89 29 9,3
90-99 8 2,6
Total 312 100

 

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
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