COVID-19 update: Saturday, 30 May 2020
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Twitter that the number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa now stand at 30 967; an increase of 1 727 since Friday 29 May 2020.
Deaths also increased by 32, standing at a total of 642. A total of 16 116 people have recovered from the novel coronavirus. Health Minister Zweli Mhize added:
“The total number of deaths is 643 and recoveries to date are 16 116 which translates to a recovery rate of 52%.”
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize
Breakdown of new confirmed COVID-19 cases
New cases, deaths and recoveries by province
The confirmed COVID-19 cases per province is as follows:
|Province||Total Cases||New Cases||Total Deaths||Total Recoveries|
|Western Cape||20 160|
|KwaZulu Natal||2 476|
|Eastern Cape||3 759|
Tests and screening
On Thursday evening, Minister Mkhize also addressed the backlog of more than 96 000 unprocessed COVID-19 tests. He explained that limited availability of kits poses a challenge. As of today:
- A total of 680 175 tests have been conducted, of which 24 452 were done in the last 24 hours.
- The total number of tests conducted in the private sector stands at 335 834, of which 13 555 were done in the last 24 hours.
- In addition, 344 341 tests were conducted in the public sector, with 10 897 being done within the last 24 hours.