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41,3% of 312 Covid-19 deaths in SA under age of 60 - Zweli Mkhize

Minister says 42 people between 40 to 49 have died, and 18 between 30 to 39

Update on Covid-19 (19th May 2020)

May 19th, 2020

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

Table 19

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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Update on Covid-19 (18th May 2020)

May 18th, 2020|Press Releases and Notices

Media Release

18 May 2020

As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 16 433.

Case Data

Province

Total cases for 18 May 2020

Percentage total

Eastern Cape

2052

12,5

Free State

163

1,0

Gauteng

2343

14,3

KwaZulu-Natal

1567

9,5

Limpopo

88

0,5

Mpumalanga

76

0,5

North West

72

0,4

Northern Cape

37

0,2

Western Cape

10035

61,1

Unknown

0

0,0

Total

16 433

100,0

Testing Data

475 071 have been conducted with 14 198 done in the last 24 hour cycle

Table 18

Reported Deaths and Recoveries

Regrettably we report a further 22 COVID-19 related deaths- this brings the total national deaths to 286

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 7 298.

Provincial Breakdown:

Sector

Total tested

New tested

 

PRIVATE

230 067

48%

6 449

45%

PUBLIC

245 004

52%

7 749

55%

Grand Total

475 071

14 198

 

Province

Deaths

Recoveries

Eastern Cape

39

839

Free State

6

108

Gauteng

26

1657

KwaZulu Natal

45

818

Limpopo

3

37

Mpumalanga

0

53

North West

1

28

Northern Cape

0

27

Western Cape

166

3731

Total

286

7298

Gender and Age Distribution of Deaths:

Distribution of Deaths by Gender:

Male (%)

Female (%)

Total

160

126

286

Distribution of Deaths by Age:

Age

Deaths

Percentage (%)

0-9

0

10-19

0

20-29

1

0,3

30-39

15

5,3

40-49

36

12,6

50-59

64

22,4

60-69

75

26,2

70-79

59

20,6

80-89

28

9,8

90-99

8

2,8

Total

286

100

As we prepare for the easing of lockdown regulations high risk age groups and those with co-morbidities such as hypertension, diabetes, cardiac disease, obesity and people living with HIV must take extra precautions and necessary steps to avoid possible exposure to COVID-19.

Dr Zwelini Mkhize

Minister of Health