As of today, the cumulative number of COVID-19 active cases identified in South Africa is 83,304, with 5,552 new cases reported over the past 24 hours.
South Africa (15 June 2021) – In the last 24 hours, South Africa has seen an increase of 5,552 new COVID-19 infections, which brings our active cases to 83,304 and our recoveries to 1,611,447. 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 12,223,448 tests and had 1,752,630 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 1,611,447 recoveries. See confusing.
Here is a different way to report the data while still using the same numbers:
Here are today’s total numbers:
- Recoveries: 1,611,447 (4,866 more than yesterday)
- Active Cases: 83,304 (568 more than yesterday)
- Deaths: 57,879 (114 more than yesterday)
- Vaccinations: 1,777,288 (3,871 more than yesterday)
We can also break down the Active Cases further to see where each region stands:
- Gauteng: 37,442
- Free State: 9,611
- North West: 9,068
- Northern Cape: 8,304
- Western Cape: 7,393
- KwaZulu-Natal: 6,250
- Mpumalanga: 2,178
- Eastern Cape: 1,596
- Limpopo: 1,462
- Sisonke Programme Completed Vaccinations: 479,768
- Total Pfizer First Dose Vaccinations: 1,297,520
- Total Pfizer Second Dose Vaccinations: 0
This graph represents the last known numbers as of the 15th of June:
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 series of graphs to try to show the current COVID-19 climate in South Africa.
The first being the “total” cases since the 1st of June 2020, the second being the “active cases” in the same timeframe, and the third is a snapshot since the country started vaccinations.
Have a look below: