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Confirmed COVID-19 cases in SA now in excess of 20 000

Zweli Mkhize

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, on Friday 22 May, announced that the confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have risen to 20 125.

This is an increase of 988, as the total number of confirmed cases stood at 19 137 on Thursday 21 May. Mkhize announced an updated death toll of 397. This is an increase of 28 as it stood at 369 on Thursday 21 May.

A total of 543 032 tests have been conducted to date with 17 599 tests conducted in the last 24 hours. There have been 10 104 recoveries thus far.

LATEST COVID-19 CASES BY PROVINCE AS OF FRIDAY 22 MAY
The following confirmed COVID-19 cases have been detected in each province as of Friday:

  • Gauteng – 2 521 cases;
  • Western Cape – 12 888 cases;
  • KwaZulu-Natal – 1 735 cases;
  • Free State – 185 cases;
  • Eastern Cape – 2 459 cases;
  • Limpopo – 120 cases;
  • Mpumalanga – 98 cases;
  • North West – 80 cases;
  • Northern Cape – 39 cases; and
  • Unknown – 0 cases.
    This comes to a total of 20 125 confirmed cases.

The Western Cape is still the COVID-19 epicentre with the most positive cases in the country.

COVID-19 DEATH TOLL BY PROVINCE AS OF FRIDAY
The following confirmed COVID-19-related deaths have been detected in each province as of Friday:

  • Gauteng – 29 deaths;
  • Western Cape – 257 deaths;
  • KwaZulu-Natal – 47 deaths;
  • Free State – six deaths;
  • Eastern Cape – 53 deaths;
  • Limpopo – three deaths;
  • Mpumalanga – 0 deaths;
  • North West – one death;
  • Northern Cape – one death.

LATEST RECOVERIES BY PROVINCE
Mkhize announced COVID-19 recoveries as follows:

  • Gauteng – 1 776 recoveries;
  • Western Cape – 6 126 recoveries;
  • KwaZulu-Natal – 880 recoveries;
  • Free State – 121 recoveries;
  • Eastern Cape – 1 036 recoveries;
  • Limpopo – 51 recoveries;
  • Mpumalanga – 58 recoveries;
  • North West – 29 recoveries;
  • Northern Cape – 27 recoveries.