Media Release
18 May 2020


As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 16 433.

Case Data

Province Total cases for 18 May 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 2052 12,5
Free State 163 1,0
Gauteng 2343 14,3
KwaZulu-Natal 1567 9,5
Limpopo 88 0,5
Mpumalanga 76 0,5
North West 72 0,4
Northern Cape 37 0,2
Western Cape 10035 61,1
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 16 433 100,0

 

Testing Data
475 071
have been conducted with 14 198 done in the last 24 hour cycle

Reported Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably we report a further 22 COVID-19 related deaths- this brings the total national deaths to 286


We wish to express our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who cared for the deceased


The total number of recoveries to date is
7 298.

 

Provincial Breakdown:

Sector Total tested New tested
PRIVATE 230 067 48% 6 449 45%
PUBLIC 245 004 52% 7 749 55%
Grand Total 475 071 14 198

 

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 39 839
Free State 6 108
Gauteng 26 1657
KwaZulu Natal 45 818
Limpopo 3 37
Mpumalanga 0 53
North West 1 28
Northern Cape 0 27
Western Cape 166 3731
Total 286 7298

 

Gender and Age Distribution of Deaths:

Distribution of Deaths by Gender:

Male (%) Female (%) Total
160 126 286

 

Distribution of Deaths by Age:

Age Deaths Percentage (%)
0-9 0
10-19 0
20-29 1 0,3
30-39 15 5,3
40-49 36 12,6
50-59 64 22,4
60-69 75 26,2
70-79 59 20,6
80-89 28 9,8
90-99 8 2,8
Total 286 100

 

As we prepare for the easing of lockdown regulations high risk age groups and those with co-morbidities such as hypertension, diabetes, cardiac disease, obesity and people living with HIV must take extra precautions and necessary steps to avoid possible exposure to COVID-19.


Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
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