COVID-19 Latest: Confirmed cases up by 803 with 27 more deaths

The Health Ministry announced that South Africa’s COVID-19 caseload increased by 1 673 over the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 25 937. SA’s caseload was 24 264 on Tuesday 26 May 2020.

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize also confirmed that the latest death toll now stands at 552; which is an increase of 28. The total number of recoveries to date is 13 451.

COVID-19 update: South Africa, Wednesday 27 May 2020

As of yesterday, 128 cases in South Africa are treated as critical.

We wish to express our condolences to the loved ones of the deceased and thank the health care workers who treated these patients.

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize

Breakdown of new confirmed COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 cases by province

The following confirmed COVID-19 cases per province is as follows:

Province Total Cases New Cases Total Deaths Total Recoveries
Gauteng 3 167 31 1 955
Western Cape 16 893 391 8 504
KwaZulu Natal 2 186 49 1 180
Free State 221 6 123
Eastern Cape 3 047 70 1 491
Limpopo 141 3 67
Mpumalanga 106 0 62
North West 128 1 39
Northern Cape 48 1 30

Tests and screening

As of today:

  • A total of 634 996 tests have been conducted, of which 29 005 were done in the last 24 hours.
  • The total number of tests conducted in the private sector stands at 309 990, of which 10 940 were done in the last 24 hours.
  • In addition, 325 006 tests were conducted in the public sector, with 18 065 being done within the last 24 hours.

Global COVID-19 statistics

As of today, confirmed global cases stand at 5 722 643 and 353 580 deaths. More than 2 457 960 people have recovered from the virus, which was declared as a worldwide pandemic in January 2020.

The USA currently has the most cases – 1 730 479 confirmed cases and 100 825 confirmed deaths; a total of 480 321 citizens have recovered. Out of the 1 149 333 active cases, 17 158 are critical.

Brazil is now the second most-affected country after overtaking Rusisa, with 394 507 confirmed cases and 24 953 deaths. While 158 593 patients have recovered, about 2 300 of the 211 321 active cases are critical.



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