As of yesterday [May 17], the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa was 15 515, with 1160 new cases identified in the last 24-hour cycle of testing.

Case Data

Province

New cases on 17 May 2020

Total cases for 17 May 2020

Percentage total

Eastern Cape

124

1936

12,5

Free State

5

158

1,0

Gauteng

67

2329

15,0

KwaZulu Natal

45

1543

9,9

Limpopo

18

77

0,5

Mpumalanga

3

71

0,5

North West

6

70

0,5

Northern Cape

2

37

0,2

Western Cape

890

9294

59,9

Total

1160

15515

100,0

“We remain concerned about the developments in the Western Cape, with the total cumulative cases now comprising almost 60% of the natonal cumulative cases and the new cases from Western Cape comprising 76% of the new cases from the past 24 hour cycle,” said Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize.

Testing Data
460 873 have been conducted with 21 314 done in the last 24 hour cycle.

Sector

Total tested

New tested

Private

223 618

49%

10 446

49%

Public

237 255

51%

10 868

51%

Grand Total

460 873

21 314

Reported Deaths and Recoveries

“Regrettably we report a further 3 COVID-19 related deaths – this brings the total national deaths to 264
We wish to express our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health┬ácare workers who cared for the deceased.┬áThe total number of recoveries to date is 7 006,” Mkhize said.

Provincial Breakdown:

Province

Deaths

Recoveries

Eastern Cape

35

839

Free State

6

108

Gauteng

25

1583

KwaZulu Natal

45

817

Limpopo

3

37

Mpumalanga

0

49

North West

1

28

Northern Cape

0

24

Western Cape

149

3521

Total

264

7006

Gender and Age Distribution of Deaths:

Distribution of Deaths by Gender:

Male (%)

Female (%)

Total

148 (56%)

116 (44%)

264

Distribution of Deaths by Age:

Age

Deaths

Percentage (%)

0-9

0

0

10-19

0

0

20-29

1

0.4

30-39

15

5.7

40-49

34

12.9

50-59

55

20,8

60-69

66

25

70-79

58

22

80-89

27

10.2

90-99

8

3

Total

264 as of yesterday [May 17], the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa was 15 515, with 1160 new cases identified in the last 24-hour cycle of testing.

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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.