Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms total of 1 649 977 cases of Coronavirus COVID-19

27 May 2021

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa on 26 May 2021 is 1 649 977, with 4 424 new cases reported over the past 24 hours.

Province Total cases for 27 May 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 197 462 12.0
Free State 99 517 6.0
Gauteng 450 377 27.3
KwaZulu-Natal 339 376 20.6
Limpopo 65 086 3.9
Mpumalanga 81 806 5.0
North West 74 706 4.5
Northern Cape 49 046 3.0
Western Cape 292 601 17.7
Unknown 0 0.0
Total 1 649 977 100,0

Testing Data

The number of tests conducted to date is 11 495 627. Of these 43 442 tests were conducted since the last report.

Sector Total tested   New tested  
PRIVATE 6 473 512 56% 23 591 54%
PUBLIC 5 022 115 44% 19 851 46%
Total 11 495 627   43 442  

Deaths and Recoveries

In the last 24 hours, 93 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 1, Free State 17, Gauteng 42, Kwa-Zulu Natal 3, Limpopo 15, Mpumalanga 0, North West 0, Northern Cape 0 and West- ern Cape 15 which brings the total to 56 170 deaths

We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased patients.

The cumulative recoveries now stand at 1 548 092 representing a recovery rate of 93, 8%.

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 11657 185 045 760
Free State 4280 87 755 7 482
Gauteng 11141 424 933 14 303
KwaZulu-Natal 10500 324 656 4 220
Limpopo 2430 62 035 621
Mpumalanga 1438 78 668 1 700
North West 1889 67 039 5 778
Northern Cape 1046 40 329 7 671
Western Cape 11789 277 632 3 180
Total 56 170 1 548 092 45 715

Vaccination Rollout:

The total vaccinated under the Sisonke Programme is 479 768. These vaccinations were with the one- dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine and are therefore completed vaccinations. As we indicated, the teams undertook data verification processes over the weekend in preparation for the finalization of a public facing live dashboard. The number reflected today is a result of this process, which removed duplications and vaccinations assigned incorrectly to Sisonke.

The total vaccinated in Phase Two as at midnight today is 348 436. These vaccinations were with the first dose of Pfizer vaccine.

Total individuals vaccinated; Sisonke and Pfizer first dose is 828 204.

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