Coronavirus SA Daily Updates

27 May

3,354 New Cases. 22,583 Total. (11,934 Active)

123 New Deaths. 552 Total.

51,141 New Tests. 634,996 Total.

2,351 New Recoveries. 13,451 Total.

24 May

3,446 New Cases. 22,583 Total. (11,054 Active)

60 New Deaths. 429 Total.

58,422 New Tests. 583,855 Total.

2,150 New Recoveries. 11,100 Total.

21 May

1,134 New Cases. 19,137 Total. (9,818 Active)

30 New Deaths. 369 Total.

19,572 New Tests. 525,433 Total.

0 New Recoveries. 8,950 Total.

20 May

803 New Cases. 18,003 Total. (8,714 Active)

27 New Deaths. 339 Total.

17,692 New Tests. 505,861 Total.

990 New Recoveries. 8,950 Total.

19 May

767 New Cases. 17,200 Total. (8,928 Active)

48 New Deaths. 312 Total.

13,538 New Tests. 488,069 Total.

662 New Recoveries. 7,960 Total.

18 May

918 New Cases. 16,433 Total. (8,849 Active)

22 New Deaths. 286 Total.

14,198 New Tests. 475,071 Total.

820 New Recoveries. 7,298 Total.

17 May

1,660 New Cases. 15,515 Total. (8,849 Active)

3 New Deaths. 264 Total.

21,314 New Tests. 460,873 Total.

528 New Recoveries. 6,478 Total.

16 May

1,616 New Cases. 14,355 Total. (7,616 Active)

23 New Deaths. 261 Total.

36,541 New Tests. 439,559 Total.

802 New Recoveries. 6,478 Total.

14 May

665 New Cases. 12,739 Total. (6,825 Active)

19 New Deaths. 238 Total.

16,666 New Tests. 403,018 Total.

931 New Recoveries. 5,676 Total.

13 May

724 New Cases. 12,074 Total. (7,110 Active)

13 New Deaths. 219 Total.

16,665 New Tests. 386,352 Total.

388 New Recoveries. 4,745 Total.

12 May

1,335 New Cases. 11,350 Total.

12 New Deaths. 206 Total.

28,361 New Tests. 369,697 Total.

184 New Recoveries. 4,357 Total.

10 May

595 New Cases. 10,015 Total.

8 New Deaths. 194 Total.

17,257 New Tests. 341,336 Total.

190 New Recoveries. 4,173 Total.

9 May

525 New Cases. 9,420 Total.

8 New Deaths. 186 Total.

16,327 New Tests. 324,079 Total.

830 New Recoveries. 3,983 Total.

8 May

663 New Cases. 8,895 Total.

17 New Deaths. 178 Total.

15,599 New Tests. 307,752 Total.

0 New Recoveries. 3,153 Total.

7 May

424 New Cases. 8,232 Total.

8 New Deaths. 161 Total.

12,774 New Tests. 292,153 Total.

0 New Recoveries. 3,153 Total.

6 May

236 New Cases. 7,808 Total.

5 New Deaths. 153 Total.

11,315 New Tests. 279,379 Total.

407 New Recoveries. 3,153 Total.

5 May

352 New Cases. 7,572 Total.

10 New Deaths. 148 Total.

10,523 New Tests. 268,064 Total.

0 New Recoveries. 2,746 Total.

4 May

437 New Cases. 7,220 Total.

7 New Deaths. 138 Total.

11,794 New Tests. 257,541 Total.

197 New Recoveries. 2,746 Total.

3 May

447 New Cases. 6,783 Total.

8 New Deaths. 131 Total.

15,061 New Tests. 245,747 Total.

0 New Recoveries. 2,549 Total.

2 May

385 New Cases. 6,336 Total.

7 New Deaths. 123 Total.

13,164 New Tests. 230,686 Total.

167 New Recoveries. 2,549 Total.

1 May

304 New Cases. 5,951 Total.

13 New Deaths. 116 Total.

9,992 New Tests. 217,522 Total.

309 New Recoveries. 2,382 Total.

30 April

297 New Cases. 5,647 Total.

0 New Deaths. 103 Total.

10,403 New Tests. 207,530 Total.

0 New Recoveries. 2,073 Total.

29 April

354 New Cases. 5,350 Total.

10 New Deaths. 103 Total.

11,630 New Tests. 197,127 Total.

0 New Recoveries. 2,073 Total.

28 April

203 New Cases. 4,996 Total.

3 New Deaths. 93 Total.

7,027 New Tests. 185,497 Total.

600 New Recoveries. 2,073 Total.

27 April

247 New Cases. 4,793 Total.

3 New Deaths. 90 Total.

9,827 New Tests. 178,470 Total.

0 New Recoveries. 1,473 Total.

26 April

185 New Cases. 4,546 Total.

1 New Death. 87 Total.

7,639 New Tests. 168,643 Total.

0 New Recoveries. 1,473 Total.

25 April

141 New Cases. 4,361 Total.

7 New Deaths. 86 Total.

8,614 New Tests. 161,004 Total.

0 New Recoveries. 1,473 Total.

24 April

267 New Cases. 4,220 Total.

4 New Deaths. 79 Total.

8,820 New Tests. 152,390 Total.

0 New Recoveries. 1,473 Total.

23 April

318 New Cases. 3,953 Total.

10 New Deaths. 75 Total.

9,796 New Tests. 143,570 Total.

418 New Recoveries. 1,473 Total.

22 April

170 New Cases. 3,635 Total.

7 New Deaths. 65 Total.

6,837 New Tests. 133,774 Total.

0 New Recoveries. 1,055 Total.

21 April

165 New Cases. 3,465 Total.

0 New Deaths. 58 Total.

5,427 New Tests. 126,937 Total.

0 New Recoveries. 1,055 Total.

20 April

142 New Cases. 3,300 Total.

4 New Deaths. 58 Total.

6,799 New Tests. 121,510 Total.

102 New Recoveries. 1,055 Total.

19 April

124 New Cases. 3,158 Total.

4 New Deaths. 54 Total.

6,690 New Tests. 114,711 Total.

0 New Recoveries. 903 Total.

18 April

429 New Cases. 3,034 Total.

4 New Deaths. 52 Total.

12,961 New Tests. 108,021 Total.

0 New Recoveries. 903 Total.

16 April

99 New Cases. 2,605 Total.

14 New Deaths. 48 Total.

4,545 New Tests. 95,060 Total.

493 New Recoveries. 903 Total.

15 April

91 New Cases. 2,506 Total.

7 New Deaths. 34 Total.

3,493 New Tests. 90,515 Total.

0 New Recoveries. 410 Total.

13 April

242 New Cases. 2,415 Total.

2 New Deaths. 27 Total.

6,937 New Tests. 87,022 Total.

0 New Recoveries. 410 Total.

12 April

145 New Cases. 2,173 Total.

0 New Deaths. 25 Total.

5,032 New Tests. 80,085 Total.

0 New Recoveries. 410 Total.

11 April

94 New Cases. 2,028 Total.

7 News Deaths. 25 Total.

11,277 New Tests. 75,053 Total.

365 New Recoveries. 410 Total.

9 April

89 New Cases. 1,934 Total.

0 New Deaths. 18 Total.

0 New Tests. 63,776 Total.

President Ramaphosa Addresses the Nation

Lockdown extended 2 Weeks.

8 April

96 New Cases. 1,845 Total.

5 New Deaths. 18 Total.

5,678 New Tests. 63,776 Total.

7 April

94 New Cases. 1,749 Total.

1 New Deaths. 13 Total.

0 New Tests. 58,098 Total.

6 April

31 New Cases. 1,655 Total.

1 New Death. 12 Total.

1,255 New Tests. 58,098 Total.

5 April

70 New Cases out of 1,655

2 New Deaths with 11 Total

56,873 Tests carried out

4 April

80 New Cases out of 1,585

2 New Deaths with 9 Total

3 April

43 New Cases out of 1,505

2 New Deaths with 7 Total

14 New Recoveries with 45 Total

2 April

82 New Cases out of 1,462

No new recoveries or deaths

Total of 44,292 Tests

1 April

27 New Cases out of 1,380

No new recoveries or deaths.

31 March

27 New Cases out of 1,353 Cases.

5 Deaths (2 New).

31 Total Recoveries.

4,000 new tests, total: 39,500.

30 March

46 New Cases Totaling 1,326 Cases.

3 Deaths Total.

31 Total Recoveries.

35,593 Tests carried out.

29 March

93 New Cases Totaling 1,280 Cases.

1 New Death, 2 Deaths Total.

28 March

Only 17 new infections

31 Total recoveries

Total 1 Death

Total 1,187 infections out of 31,963 Tests

27 March

Total of 1,170 cases.

Lock Down in action as Police and Army arrest people overnight in town that were partying.

The first 2 deaths were announced, both in Western Cape with one in a public hospital and one in a private hospital. The figure was revised to 1.

26 March

President Ramaphosa says we now have more than 900 cases while the exact number is unknown.

25 March

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize Announced there are now 709 cases in South Africa.

24 March

152 New Cases since yesterday

Total of 302 Confirmed cases in Gauteng

“We expect these numbers to increase over the next week,” Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said, adding that South Africans must not be shocked if they see the number of confirmed cases continue to climb.

23 March

President Ramaphosa Address to the Nation

Says our response has been remarkable, with most South Africans complying with social distancing laws.

Call for good hygiene and to follow all existing regulations that have already been released 8 days ago.

In 8 days our figure has increased 6X.

Immediate extraordinary action required to avoid catastrophe.

Concerned if health services will keep up and if we can flatten the curb of infections.

If we don’t act quickly we will have hundreds of thousands of infections in a country with many people with low immune system.

New Measures

Nation Wide lock down for 21 days, midnight Thursday 26th March

All South Africans have to stay at home unless:

Health worker, emergency personnel or security services, foods and goods suppliers, banking, telecom, power, laboratory & hygiene products.. full list to come.. Any companies or shops not connected to these subjects must close.

Individuals can only leave if it is for Medical Care, food, social grant.

Assistance for those that cannot self isolate will be arranged.

Remote workforce recommended instead of closing the company temporarily where possible.

South African National Defense Force deployed nation wide to assist police and medical professionals to care, test and screen the population.

Centralized management system to be setup for severe cases.

Water through tankers and boreholes to be supplied to communities without water.

Quarantine for 14 days for travelers from overseas.

Economic Recession attached to virus can be crippling. Working together with business there will be measures to mitigate the economic fallout. Phase 1 of economic repsponse:

Support the vulnerable through solidarity fund that will assist wherever possible where people are vulnerable due to Coronavirus. www.solidarityfund.co.za

Government pledges R 150 Million to assist with the crises and thanks the Rupert and Oppenheimer families for donating R 1 Billion each.

Shops over-charging will be punished. Our supply chains and stocks remain intact. There is no need to panic buy or stockpile on items.

More details to follow on assistance for small businesses. Those no longer working can go to UIF to lay a claim.

ATM, post offices and cash pay points to stay open.

TERS to assist companies in avoiding retrenchment for companies suffering due to Covid-19.

Has met with all major banks and expects them to release their changes in the coming days.

Calls for large companies to look after their workers in this tough period. If needed the UIF fund will assist further.

Many tax regulation reliefs for business and individuals.

R 500 Million avaible immediately through small business fund.

R3 Billion rand for industrial funding for vulnerable firms.

Department of Tourism makes R 200 Million available to support local tourism sector.

As we all act as one, not as individuals. Anyone acting against the law, act corruptly or over charge for products will be punished.

Repo rate has been cut.

SA Reserve Bank added liquidity to financial system.

Banking system and JSE continue to operate.


NICD confirm 402 confirmed cases.

With an announcement expected 7pm tonight.

4 Local cases are now negative, one an elderly person, all will survive.


22 March

34 new cases reported in South Africa as reported by NICD.

Announcement by President Ramaphosa is delayed until an undisclosed time tomorrow.


21 March

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) confirmed today that there are now 240 confirmed COVID-19 cases.


20 March

Health Minister Warns Most will be affected

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has warned that at least 6-7/10 South Africans would be affect by Coronavirus with a minimum of 2/10 cases being severe.

His announcement of 60-70% of South Africans leads to a figure of around 30 Million South Africans will have Coronavirus at some point.

“it’s important to say we are not going to be different as South Africa. We are going to have to face up to a number of lessons from various countries and at the same time we are unique, we should be behaving in a way where we can change the course of this infection,” said Mkhize. 


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