Pre-Level 3 Lockdown in Numbers

25 May 2020
  • 10 – weeks since the national state of disaster was declared in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • 1.5 metre – distance to be kept from other people.
  • 22 583 – confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa by 24 May 2020.
  • 429 – people who have died in South Africa by 24 May 2020.
  • Over 11 000 – active coronavirus cases in the country by 24 May 2020.
  • 842 – patients in hospital by 24 May 2020.
  • 128 – patients in intensive care by 24 May 2020.
  • 580 000 – coronavirus tests conducted by 24 May 2020.
  • Over 12 million – coronavirus screenings conducted by 24 May 2020.
  • 60 000 – community health workers who have been going door-to-door across the country to identify possible cases of coronavirus.
  • 20 000 – hospital beds which have been and are being repurposed for COVID-19 cases.
  • 27 – number of field hospitals being built around the country.
  • More than 5 – number of infected people per every 100 000 people in an area defined as a hotspot.
  • 60 – years of age of all staff – including those who suffer from underlying conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease and cancer – who should ideally stay at home.
  • 4 000 – number of beds of a field hospital being built by Volkswagen in an unused factory in Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape.
  • 8 million – people expected to return to work during Level 3.