As of today, the cumulative number of COVID-19 active cases identified in South Africa is 45,715, with 4,424 new cases reported over the past 24 hours.
South Africa (27 May 2021) – In the last 24 hours, the country has seen an increase of 4,424 new COVID-19 infections, which brings our active cases to 45,715 and our recoveries to 1,548,092. We currently have a 96,5% recovery rate in closed cases and are making our way to even more recoveries every day.
COVID-19 is the greatest global shock in decades. Millions of lives have been lost, and the world’s economy likely faces the worst recession since the 1930s. The resulting loss of employment and income will cause further damage to livelihoods, health, and sustainable development.
The numbers can often seem confusing. As of today, South Africa has conducted 11,495,627 tests and had 1,649,977 total positive results, but positive results change daily as people recover, so even though there have had over 1,6 million positive results, we have also had almost 1,5 million recoveries. See confusing.
Here is a different way to report the numbers while still using the same numbers:
Here are today’s total numbers:
- Recoveries: 1,548,092 (1,509 more than yesterday)
- Active Cases: 45,715 (2,820 more than yesterday)
- Deaths: 56,170 (93 more than yesterday)
- Vaccinations: 828,204 (66,301 more than yesterday)
We can also break down the Active Cases further to see where each region stands:
- Gauteng: 14,303
- Northern Cape: 7,671
- Free State: 7,482
- North West: 5,778
- KwaZulu-Natal: 4,220
- Western Cape: 3,180
- Mpumalanga: 1,700
- Eastern Cape: 760
- Limpopo: 621
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.
We have developed a few graphs to try to show the current climate in South Africa.