The Department of Health have confirmed that the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa on 26 May 2021 is 1 645 555, with 4 623 new cases reported over the past 24 hours.
The number of tests conducted to date is 11 452 185. Of these 45 877 tests were conducted since the last report.
Deaths and Recoveries
Today, 102 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 4, Free State 6, Gauteng 24, Kwa-Zulu Natal 4, Limpopo 5, Mpumalanga 4, North West 45, Northern Cape O and Western Cape 9 which brings the total to 56 077 deaths.
The cumulative recoveries now stand at 1 546 583 representing a recovery rate of 94, 0%.
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.