South Africa 🇿🇦
Covid pandemic: Country Details
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Covid in South Africa: case counts, deaths, and statistics
Coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, is a contagious disease caused by a virus, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2. The first known case was identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. The disease quickly spread worldwide, resulting in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Symptoms of Covid are variable, but often include fever, cough, headache, fatigue, breathing difficulties, loss of smell, and loss of taste. Symptoms may begin one to fourteen days after exposure to the virus. At least a third of people who are infected do not develop noticeable symptoms. Of those people who develop symptoms noticeable enough to be classed as patients, most develop mild to moderate symptoms, up to mild pneumonia, while 14% develop severe symptoms, such as dyspnoea, hypoxia, or more than 50% lung involvement on imaging. About 5% develop critical symptoms, like respiratory failure, shock, or multiorgan dysfunction.
Older people are at a higher risk of developing severe symptoms. Some people continue to experience a range of effects, called long COVID for months after recovery, and damage to organs has been observed. Multi-year studies are underway to further investigate the long-term effects of the disease.
This page shows data for the Covid virus currently circulating in South Africa. This outbreak is part of the larger pandemic taking place in Africa, specifically in Southern Africa.
Based on the most recent reports available from the government in Pretoria, health authorities in South Africa have reported 0 new cases and 0 new deaths. The people of South Africa have experienced 4,048,580 total cases since the start of the pandemic.
You can use the charts on this page to explore the spread of Covid in South Africa. Lastly, you can see how the South Africa Covid situation compares with the situation globally on the covid-tracker.com homepage.
South Africa: Total Covid Cases
South Africa: New Covid Cases
South Africa: Covid Deaths
South Africa: New Covid Deaths
Source: Our World In Data. Last update: Fri Dec 30 2022