South Africa: More than 51% recover from Covid-19

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The recoveries to date were at 16,809, translating to a recovery rate of 51.4%.

In a statement on Sunday, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said the cumulative number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa was 32,683, with 1,716 new cases reported from the last 24-hour testing cycle.

Case Data
Province Total cases for 31 May 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 3927 12,0
Free State 278 0,9
Gauteng 4003 12,2
KwaZulu-Natal 2545 7,8
Limpopo 177 0,5
Mpumalanga 121 0,4
North West 175 0,5
Northern Cape 69 0,2
Western Cape 21382 65,4
Unknown 6 0,0
Total 32683 100,0

Testing Data

“A total of 725,125 tests have been processed cumulatively, of which 23,242 tests have been conducted since the last report.”

Sector Total tested New tested
Private 359 174 50% 11 666 50%
Public 365 951 50% 11 576 50%
Grand Total 725 125 23 242

There were 40 more Covid-19-related deaths, bringing the total national deaths to 683.

The provincial breakdown was as follows:

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