Tracking Coronavirus in South Africa: Latest Case Count

Tracking Coronavirus in South Africa: Latest Case Count

New reported cases

Apr. 2020
Sept.
Feb. 2021
Jul.
Dec.
May 2022
10,000
20,000 cases
7–day average
326
Daily Avg. on Jul. 2 14-Day Change Total Reported
Cases 326 –68% 3,994,223
Deaths 12 –27% 101,809
About this data Source: Data for South Africa comes from the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Population data from the World Bank. Daily cases are the number of new cases reported each day. The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data.

Vaccinations

Fully vaccinated

33%

At least one dose

38%

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About this data Source: Vaccination data is based on government reports and is provided by the Our World in Data project at the University of Oxford. Data is based on reports at the time of publication.

Latest trends

  • An average of 326 cases per day were reported in South Africa in the last week. Cases have decreased by 68 percent from the average two weeks ago. Deaths have decreased by 27 percent.
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 1 in 15 residents have been infected, a total of 3,994,223 reported cases. At least 1 in 575 residents have died from the coronavirus, a total of 101,809 deaths.
  • December 2021 was the month with the highest average cases, while January 2021 was the month with the highest average deaths in South Africa.

Vaccinations

Fully vaccinated

33%

At least one dose

38%

See more details ›

About this data Source: Vaccination data is based on government reports and is provided by the Our World in Data project at the University of Oxford. Data is based on reports at the time of publication.

Latest trends

  • An average of 326 cases per day were reported in South Africa in the last week. Cases have decreased by 68 percent from the average two weeks ago. Deaths have decreased by 27 percent.
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 1 in 15 residents have been infected, a total of 3,994,223 reported cases. At least 1 in 575 residents have died from the coronavirus, a total of 101,809 deaths.
  • December 2021 was the month with the highest average cases, while January 2021 was the month with the highest average deaths in South Africa.

How trends have changed in South Africa

New reported cases by day
Apr. 2020
Sept.
Feb. 2021
Jul.
Dec.
May 2022
10,000
20,000 cases
7–day average
326
New reported deaths by day
Apr. 2020
Sept.
Feb. 2021
Jul.
Dec.
May 2022
200
400 deaths
7–day average
12
About this data Source: Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The daily average is calculated with data that was reported in the last seven days.

About the data

Data for South Africa comes from the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Population data from the World Bank.

The Times has identified reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data.

More about reporting anomalies or changes
  • Nov. 23, 2021: South Africa published a backlog of many cases.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible. For agencies that do not report data every day, variation in the schedule on which cases or deaths are reported, such as around holidays, can also cause an irregular pattern in averages. The Times uses an adjustment method to vary the number of days included in an average to remove these irregularities.

Credits

By Jordan Allen, Sarah Almukhtar, Aliza Aufrichtig, Anne Barnard, Matthew Bloch, Sarah Cahalan, Weiyi Cai, Julia Calderone, Keith Collins, Matthew Conlen, Lindsey Cook, Gabriel Gianordoli, Amy Harmon, Rich Harris, Adeel Hassan, Jon Huang, Danya Issawi, Danielle Ivory, K.K. Rebecca Lai, Alex Lemonides, Eleanor Lutz, Allison McCann, Richard A. Oppel Jr., Jugal K. Patel, Alison Saldanha, Kirk Semple, Shelly Seroussi, Julie Walton Shaver, Amy Schoenfeld Walker, Anjali Singhvi, Charlie Smart, Mitch Smith, Albert Sun, Rumsey Taylor, Lisa Waananen Jones, Derek Watkins, Timothy Williams, Jin Wu and Karen Yourish.   ·   Reporting was contributed by Jeff Arnold, Ian Austen, Mike Baker, Brillian Bao, Ellen Barry, Shashank Bengali, Samone Blair, Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, Aurelien Breeden, Elisha Brown, Emma Bubola, Maddie Burakoff, Alyssa Burr, Christopher Calabrese, Julia Carmel, Zak Cassel, Robert Chiarito, Izzy Colón, Matt Craig, Yves De Jesus, Brendon Derr, Brandon Dupré, Melissa Eddy, John Eligon, Timmy Facciola, Bianca Fortis, Jake Frankenfield, Matt Furber, Robert Gebeloff, Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Matthew Goldstein, Grace Gorenflo, Rebecca Griesbach, Benjamin Guggenheim, Barbara Harvey, Lauryn Higgins, Josh Holder, Jake Holland, Anna Joyce, John Keefe, Ann Hinga Klein, Jacob LaGesse, Alex Lim, Alex Matthews, Patricia Mazzei, Jesse McKinley, Miles McKinley, K.B. Mensah, Sarah Mervosh, Jacob Meschke, Lauren Messman, Andrea Michelson, Jaylynn Moffat-Mowatt, Steven Moity, Paul Moon, Derek M. Norman, Anahad O’Connor, Ashlyn O’Hara, Azi Paybarah, Elian Peltier, Richard Pérez-Peña, Sean Plambeck, Laney Pope, Elisabetta Povoledo, Cierra S. Queen, Savannah Redl, Scott Reinhard, Chloe Reynolds, Thomas Rivas, Frances Robles, Natasha Rodriguez, Jess Ruderman, Kai Schultz, Alex Schwartz, Emily Schwing, Libby Seline, Rachel Sherman, Sarena Snider, Brandon Thorp, Alex Traub, Maura Turcotte, Tracey Tully, Jeremy White, Kristine White, Bonnie G. Wong, Tiffany Wong, Sameer Yasir and John Yoon.   ·   Data acquisition and additional work contributed by Will Houp, Andrew Chavez, Michael Strickland, Tiff Fehr, Miles Watkins, Josh Williams, Nina Pavlich, Carmen Cincotti, Ben Smithgall, Andrew Fischer, Rachel Shorey, Blacki Migliozzi, Alastair Coote, Jaymin Patel, John-Michael Murphy, Isaac White, Steven Speicher, Hugh Mandeville, Robin Berjon, Thu Trinh, Carolyn Price, James G. Robinson, Phil Wells, Yanxing Yang, Michael Beswetherick, Michael Robles, Nikhil Baradwaj, Ariana Giorgi, Bella Virgilio, Dylan Momplaisir, Avery Dews, Bea Malsky, Ilana Marcus, Sean Cataguni and Jason Kao.

About the data

Data for South Africa comes from the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Population data from the World Bank.

The Times has identified reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data.

More about reporting anomalies or changes
  • Nov. 23, 2021: South Africa published a backlog of many cases.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible. For agencies that do not report data every day, variation in the schedule on which cases or deaths are reported, such as around holidays, can also cause an irregular pattern in averages. The Times uses an adjustment method to vary the number of days included in an average to remove these irregularities.