Level 3 Lockdown in numbers – 17 June 2020

18 Jun 2020
  • Over 100 – days since the first case of COVID-19 was identified in South Africa, by 17 June 2020.
  • 1 674 – people who have died in South Africa by 17 June 2020.
  • 80 412 – confirmed cases in South Africa by 17 June 2020 since the start of the outbreak of COVID-19.
  • 44 331 (55%) – people who have recovered by 17 June 2020.
  • 34 407 – active COVID-19 cases in the country by 17 June 2020.
  • 2 – the number of days infections were doubling in the three weeks prior to the implementation of the nationwide lockdown.
  • 15 – the increased number of days infections were doubling during Level 5 of the lockdown, which meant that it took much longer for the virus to spread.
  • 12 – the number of days infections have been doubling during levels 4 and 3.
  • Over 100 – quarantine centres established by 17 June 2020.
  • 60% – rate of infections in the hardest-hit province, the Western Cape.
  • Millions – South Africans, including small children, who are now wearing cloth masks whenever they leave home.
  • Over 80 – days during which businesses have not earned any revenue and individuals have not had any income.
  • R500 billion – value of the relief package put in place to, among other things, support companies, employees and poor households.
  • Over 500 000 – people employed before the lockdown by various industries such as restaurants, cinemas, theatres, casinos and personal care services, including hairdressers and beauty services.
  • Over 250 000 – confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa by 17 June 2020.
  • Over 6 700 – people who have died in Africa by 17 June 2020.
  • Over eight million – global number of COVID-19 cases by 17 June 2020.
  • 21 – women and children who have been murdered over the past few weeks.
  • 89 – age of a grandmother who was killed in an old-age home in Queenstown, Eastern Cape.
  • 79 – age of a grandmother who was killed in Brakpan, Gauteng.
  • R1.6 billion – government funding that was reprioritised to support the implementation of the Emergency Response Action Plan to combat gender-based violence and femicide until the end of the financial year.
  • 10 – government-owned buildings that have since December 2019 been handed over to the Department of Social Development to be used as shelters, addressing one of the biggest challenges facing survivors who want to leave abusive relationships.
  • 7 000 – evidence-collection kits that have been distributed regularly to every police station in the country to support the work of law-enforcement.
  • Over 1 000 – survivor-friendly rooms at police stations by 17 June 2020.
  • Over 3 000 – government employees who work with children and mentally disabled persons who have been checked against the National Register for Sex Offenders.