Level 4 Lockdown in numbers

14 May 2020
  • 219 – coronavirus deaths by 13 May 2020.
  • 7 – weeks since a nation-wide lockdown was implemented.
  • 80 000 – South Africans who could have been infected had the lockdown and other measures not been implemented.
  • 8 – the number of times the death toll could have been much higher if lockdown was not implemented
  • Over 22 000 – number of deaths recorded in the United States.
  • Over 9 000 – number of deaths recorded in the United Kingdom.
  • 181 – the level of confirmed infections of people per million of the population in South Africa.
  • Between 2 400 and 4 600 – coronavirus cases per million people in countries like the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy and Singapore.
  • 12 074 – confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa by 13 May 2020.
  • 4 745 – recorded recoveries in South Africa by 13 May 2020.
  • 25 000 – additional beds available for quarantine.
  • Over 9 million – people screened by field workers by 13 May 2020.
  • 370 000 – coronavirus tests conducted by 13 May 2020.
  • R11 billion – amount paid out by the Special COVID-19 Relief Scheme of the Unemployment Insurance Fund.
  • 2 million – employees employed by over 160 000 companies in distress who benefited from the R11 billion paid out by the Special COVID-19 Relief Scheme of the Unemployment Insurance Fund.
  • 160 000 – companies in distress which benefited from the R11 billion paid out by the Special COVID-19 Relief Scheme of the Unemployment Insurance Fund.
  • 27 000 – enterprises which benefited from direct assistance offered by various funds established to provide support for small businesses, including the initiatives of the Department of Small Business Development, Department of Tourism, Industrial Development Corporation and the South African Future Trust.
  • R200 billion – the value of the COVID-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme for small and medium-sized businesses, which is guaranteed by government.
  • R5 billion – additional amount paid out by government in May to social grant recipients to assist poor households.
  • R350 – monthly Special COVID-19 Grant for unemployed South Africans who receive no other form of assistance from government.
  • 3 million – South Africans who had applied for the Special COVID-19 Grant by 13 May 2020.
  • Six months – the duration of the temporary relief measures.
  • R2.7 billion – value of commitments raised by the Solidarity Fund, which was set up to support the coronavirus response.
  • 175 000 – individuals who made commitments to the Solidarity Fund.
  • 1 500 – companies and foundations which have made commitments to the Solidarity Fund.
  • 1 000 – ventilators donated by the government and people of the United States.
  • R2 billion – the commitment of the ELMA Group of Foundations to mitigate the impact of coronavirus on vulnerable communities in Africa.
  • R250 million – immediate contribution to South Africa’s Solidarity Fund from the ELMA Group of Foundations to mitigate the impact of coronavirus on vulnerable communities in Africa.
  • Over 100 000 – people being referred for testing as a result of the door-to-door screening campaign in vulnerable communities across the country.