Monday, 18 May 2020
Pretoria: As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 16 433.
Provincial Case Data:
|Province||Total cases for 18 May 2020||Percentage total|
475 071 have been conducted with 14 198 done in the last 24 hour cycle
Regrettably, a further 22 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported and this brings the total national deaths to 286.
The total number of recoveries to date is 7 298.
Provincial Breakdown of Deaths and Recoveries are as follows:
Gender and Age Distribution of Deaths:
Distribution of Deaths by Gender:
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Distribution of Deaths by Age:
“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.” said Dr Zweli Mkhize; Minister of Health.