Level 3 lockdown in numbers - 23 July 2020

23 Jul 2020
  • 11 – number of days since President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on 12 July 2020.
  • More than 130 000 – new coronavirus cases that have been confirmed by 23 July 2020.
  • 408 052 – total number of confirmed cases by 23 July 2020.
  • 5th – South Africa’s global ranking in terms of number of confirmed coronavirus cases per country; and South Africa accounts for more than half of cases reported in Africa.
  • More than 6 000 – people who have succumbed to the virus since the outbreak of the disease in South Africa.
  • More than 60 – organisations representing parents, school governing bodies, principals, educators, independent schools and civil-society organisations that met with the Department of Basic Education over the last few days.
  • One week – the break to be taken by Grade 12 learners and teachers, returning to school on 3 August 2020.
  • Two weeks – the break to be taken by Grade 7 learners and teachers, returning to school on 10 August 2020.
  • R500 billion – amount of the social relief and economic support package announced in April 2020 to direct resources towards government’s coronavirus response, and assist businesses, workers and households.
  • R15 billion – money that will have been paid out to social grant recipients by the end of July 2020.
  • Over 4.4 million – people who have received the special COVID-19 grant, which assists unemployed people who do not receive other forms of support.
  • R2.2 billion – the amount that has so far been paid out to the recipients of the special COVID-19 grant.
  • Six months – the period for paying the special COVID-19 grant.
  • R34 billion – the amount paid out by the Unemployment Insurance Fund’s (UIF) special COVID-19 benefit scheme.
  • Over seven-and-a-half million – workers who received payments from the UIF’s special COVID-19 benefit scheme.
  • Six weeks – the period the UIF’s special COVID-19 benefit scheme has been extended until 15 August 2020.
  • R1.5 billion – value of the financial support provided to businesses in the tourism, sports and creative industries.
  • R200 billion – value of the loan guarantee scheme, in partnership with banks.
  • 8 600 – small and medium-sized companies which benefitted from the loan guarantee scheme.
  • R12 billion – value of the financial support received by 8 600 small and medium-sized companies from the loan guarantee scheme.
  • Over R70 billion – value of the tax relief that has been provided to companies.
  • 800 – number of complaints of excessive pricing investigated by the Competition Commission since the declaration of the national state of disaster.
  • 28 – companies that have been prosecuted or reached settlements with the Competition Commission.
  • R16 million – value of penalties and fines imposed by the Competition Commission on companies for excessive pricing.
  • 9 – state institutions forming part of a collaborative and coordinating centre to strengthen the collective efforts among law-enforcement agencies to prevent, detect, investigate and prosecute COVID-related corruption.
  • 36 – corruption cases at various stages of investigation and prosecution by 23 July 2020.