WHO South Africa set up emergency Coronavirus operation centres
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As of today, the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is 1,645,555, with 4,623 new cases reported over the past 24 hours.

 

South Africa (27 May 2021) – In the last 24 hours, we have seen an increase of 4,623 new COVID-19 infections in the country, which brings our active cases to 42,895 and our recoveries to 1,546,583. We currently have a 96,5% recovery rate in closed cases and are making our way to even more recoveries every day.

Latest Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in South Africa (26 May 2021)
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Here are today’s total numbers:

  • Recoveries: 1,546,583 (2,632 more than yesterday)
  • Active Cases: 42,895 (1,890 more than yesterday)
  • Deaths: 56,077 (102 more than yesterday)
  • Vaccinations: 761,903 (60,999 more than yesterday)

We can also break down the Active Cases further to see where each region stands:

  • Gauteng: 12,834
  • Northern Cape: 7,373
  • Free State: 7,180
  • North West: 5,315
  • KwaZulu-Natal: 4,193
  • Western Cape: 3,183
  • Mpumalanga: 1,535
  • Eastern Cape: 666
  • Limpopo: 616

Vaccination Rollout:

The total vaccinated under the Sisonke Programme is 479 768. These vaccinations were with the one- dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine and are therefore completed vaccinations. As we indicated, the teams undertook data verification processes over the weekend in preparation for the finalization of a public facing live dashboard. The number reflected today is a result of this process, which removed duplications and vaccinations assigned incorrectly to Sisonke.

The total vaccinated in Phase Two as at midnight today is 282 135. These vaccinations were with the first dose of Pfizer vaccine.

Total individuals vaccinated; Sisonke and Pfizer first dose is 761 903.

 

Latest Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in South Africa (26 May 2021)
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Latest Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in South Africa (26 May 2021)
Photo Cred: Brent Lindeque | Good Things Guy
Latest Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in South Africa (26 May 2021)
Photo Cred: Brent Lindeque | Good Things Guy

Our hearts go out to everyone who has tragically lost their lives to this virus, and our thanks go out to all the incredible frontline heroes who are helping us get through this pandemic. But, please remember that we still need to be wearing our masks, physical distancing and staying safe.

All the numbers represented in this post are the same numbers shared globally by the Health Minister in the evening media report.


Sources: National Institute for Communicable Diseases | COVID-19
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