26 May 2020
As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 24 264.
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A total of 605 991 tests have been conducted to date with 9 214 tests done in last past 24 hour testing cycle.
As a country we are now facing a challenge with the global shortage of testing reagents. We understand it is becoming a challenge to many other countries. We are, however, continuing our efforts to secure these reagents from different suppliers all over the world
Reported COVID-19 Deaths:
Regrettably, we report 43 more COVID-19 related deaths- this brings the total national deaths to 524
We wish to express our condolences to the loved ones of the deceased and thank the health care workers who treated these patients.
As of today, the total number of recoveries stands at 12 741, which translates to a 53% recovery rate.
The provincial breakdown is as follows:
Age Distribution of Deaths:
Gender Distribution of Deaths:
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Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health