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SA Covid-19 cases pass the 19 000 mark with 30 new deaths recorded today

Dr Zweli Mkhize

`Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Thursday 21 May that South Africa’s caseload of COVID-19 cases had increased by 1 136 since Wednesday to 19 137.

He said that a further 30 people had died from the virus, bringing the total number of fatalities since march to 369.

Mkhize said that 525 433 tests had been completed to date, with 18 572 completed in the last 24-hours.

No new data on recoveries was immediately available, with 8950 having recovered on Wednesday.

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The following confirmed COVID-19 cases have been detected in each province as of Thursday 21 May:

  • Gauteng – 2 453 cases;
  • Western Cape – 12 153 cases;
  • KwaZulu-Natal – 1 693 cases;
  • Free State – 184 cases;
  • Eastern Cape – 2 324 cases;
  • Limpopo – 121 cases;
  • Mpumalanga – 95 cases;
  • North West – 77 cases;
  • Northern Cape – 37 cases; and
  • Unknown – 0 cases.