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
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


Reported Deaths and Recoveries

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:

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.” said Dr Zweli Mkhize; Minister of Health.