52 Covid-19 deaths in one day – Zweli Mkhize

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize

Minister says 87 out of 481 deaths of people under age of 50

Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms total of 23 615 cases of Coronavirus COVID-19

As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 23 615.

Case Data

PROVINCETotal cases for  25 May 2020Percentage total
Eastern Cape274811,6
Free State2080,9
Gauteng299312,7
KwaZulu-Natal18828,0
Limpopo1320,6
Mpumalanga1020,4
North West1090,5
Northern Cape450,2
Western Cape1539665,2
Unknown00,0
Total23615100,0

Testing Data

A total of 596 777 tests have been conducted to date with 12 992 tests done in last past 24-hour testing cycle.

SectorTotal tested New tested 
Private29290349%744958%
Public30387451%547342%
Grand Total596777 12922 

Reported COVID-19 Deaths:

Regrettably, we report 52 more COVID-19 related deaths – this brings the total national deaths to 481

We wish to express our condolences to the loved ones of the deceased and thank the health care workers who treated these patients.

As of today, the total number of recoveries stands at 11 917

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

ProvinceDeaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 611335
Free State 6121
Gauteng 301899
KwaZulu Natal 491168
Limpopo 355
Mpumalanga 061
North West 129
Northern Cape 128
Western Cape 3307221
Total 48111917

Gender Distribution Deaths:

Male (%)Female (%)UnknownTotal
258 (53,6%)222 (46,2%)1 (0,2%)481

Age Distribution Deaths:

AgeDeaths (%)Percentage
0-920,5
10-1900
20-2940,5
30-39275,6
40-495411,2
50-5911123,1
60-6913327,7
70-799419,6
80-89479,8
90-9992,0
 481 

Issued by Department of Health, 25 May 2020 

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