Case Data

Province

Total cases for 18 May 2020

Percentage total

Eastern Cape

2052

12,5

Free State

163

1,0

Gauteng

2343

14,3

KwaZulu-Natal

1567

9,5

Limpopo

88

0,5

Mpumalanga

76

0,5

North West

72

0,4

Northern Cape

37

0,2

Western Cape

10035

61,1

Unknown

0

0,0

Total

16 433

100,0

 

475 071 have been conducted with 14 198 done in the last 24 hour cycle.

PRIVATE

230 067

48%

6 449

45%

PUBLIC

245 004

52%

7 749

55%

 

475 071

 

14 198

 

 

Reported Deaths and Recoveries

Regrettably we report a further 22 COVID-19 related deaths- this brings the total national deaths to 286

We wish to express our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who cared for the deceased

The total number of recoveries to date is 7 298. Provincial Breakdown:

Province

Deaths

Recoveries

Eastern Cape

39

839

Free State

6

108

Gauteng

26

1657

KwaZulu Natal

45

818

Limpopo

3

37

Mpumalanga

0

53

North West

1

28

Northern Cape

0

27

Western Cape

166

3731

Total

286

7298

 

Distribution of Deaths by Gender:

Male (%)

Female (%)

Total

160

126

286

 

Distribution of Deaths by Age:

Age

Deaths

Percentage (%)

0-9

0

 

10-19

0

 

20-29

1

0,3

30-39

15

5,3

40-49

36

12,6

50-59

64

22,4

60-69

75

26,2

70-79

59

20,6

80-89

28

9,8

90-99

8

2,8

Total

286

100

As we prepare for the easing of lockdown regulations high risk age groups and those with co-morbidities such as hypertension, diabetes, cardiac disease, obesity and people living with HIV must take extra precautions and necessary steps to avoid possible exposure to COVID-19.


 

Social Relief of Distress Grant (How To Apply)

Prospective Applicants will need to provide the following compulsory information for processing of their applications:

  • Identity Number/Department of Home permit;
  • Name and Surname as captured in the ID (and initials);
  • Gender and Disability;
  • Banking details - Bank Name and Account Number;
  • Contact details - Cell phone number;
  • Proof of Residential Address;

 

The manner in which qualifying citizens can apply for this grant will be as follows:

  • The new WHATSAPP line will be     082 0468 553
  • The USSD or SMS Line will be         *134*7737#
  • The email address will be                srd@sassa.gov.za
  • Call centre IVR:                                0800 60 10 11
  • Website:                                            https://srd.sassa.gov.za