Lockdown in numbers

23 Apr 2020
  • 2.6 million – confirmed cases that have been reported worldwide by 23 April 2020.
  • 185 000 – people who have succumbed to the disease across the world by 23 April 2020.
  • 75 – people who have lost their lives in South Africa by 23 April 2020.
  • Level 5 –  means that drastic measures are required to contain the spread of the virus to save lives.
  • Level 4 – means that some activity can be allowed to resume subject to extreme precautions required to limit community transmission and outbreaks.
  • Level 3 – involves the easing of some restrictions, including on work and social activities, to address a high risk of transmission.
  • Level 2 – involves the further easing of restrictions, but the maintenance of physical distancing and restrictions on some leisure and social activities to prevent a resurgence of the virus.
  • Level 1 – means that most normal activity can resume, with precautions and health guidelines followed at all times.
  • 75% – percentage of confirmed coronavirus cases found in just six metro municipalities – Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni, Cape Town, Buffalo City, EThekwini and Mangaung.
  • R20 billion – an additional allocation to the health response to ensure that there are beds, medicine, equipment and personnel required when the country experiences the peak of infections.
  • 70 000 – the number of defence force personnel to assist with various parts of the coronavirus response.