The Department of health have confirmed that the the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa on 26 May 2021 is 1 649 977, with 4 424 new cases reported over the past 24 hours.
The number of tests conducted to date is 11 495 627. Of these 43 442 tests were conducted since the last report.
Deaths and Recoveries
93 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 1, Free State 17, Gauteng 42, Kwa-Zulu Natal 3, Limpopo 15, Mpumalanga 0, North West 0, Northern Cape O and Western Cape 15 which brings the total to 56 170 deaths.
The cumulative recoveries now stand at 1 548 092 representing a recovery rate of 93, 8%.
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 348 436. These vaccinations were with the first dose of Pfizer vaccine.
Total individuals vaccinated; Sisonke and Pfizer first dose is 828 204.