Avoid Covid-19: Global Updates

AVOID COVID-19 – Coronavirus Disease  – Update Status – Global Pandemic Growth

The speed with which the virus moves across the planet can be measured by how often the number of cases doubles.

The devastation as the virus ravishes our people will be measured by how often the death toll doubles.

The known speed of the virus depends on our “eyes” which is the number of tests that have been completed. 

Both speed and devastation will depend on how each country responds to the threat of the virus

Page update changes:

27 April: South African section split from global page

to …RSA Updates page

19 March: Moved regular updates to these pages for easier access

Daily information captured from 16 March.

(*All times given as SAST – South African Standard Time)

Global Covid-19 Pandemic

Confirmed cases, deaths and recoveries

 

19 May 2020

4:32pm:                                     4,836,329 cases were confirmed – 319,213 deaths – 1,805,093 recovered

2:32pm:                                     4,829,232 cases were confirmed – 319,031 deaths – 1,801,461 recovered

4:32am:                                     4,801,943 cases were confirmed – 318,481 deaths – 1,786,875 recovered

18 May 2020

6:32pm:                                     4,758,937 cases were confirmed – 316,277 deaths – 1,754,891 recovered

12:32pm:                                    4,730,968 cases were confirmed – 315,488 deaths – 1,739,743 recovered

17 May 2020

7:32am:                                     4,635,830 cases were confirmed – 311,824 deaths – 1,693,715 recovered

16 May 2020

6:32pm:                                     4,586,915 cases were confirmed – 309,184 deaths – 1,656,497 recovered

3:32pm:                                     4,570,370 cases were confirmed – 308,317 deaths – 1,652,642 recovered

11:32am:                                    4,556,961 cases were confirmed – 307,929 deaths – 1,644,670 recovered

7:32am:                                     4,543,297 cases were confirmed – 307,705 deaths – 1,637,112 recovered

15 May 2020

5:32pm:                                     4,483,864 cases were confirmed – 303,825 deaths – 1,609,475 recovered

6:32am:                                     4,443,793 cases were confirmed – 302,462 deaths – 1,588,502 recovered

14 May 2020

9:33pm:                                     4,413,597 cases were confirmed – 300,798 deaths – 1,577,844 recovered

Globally more than 300,000 people have now died in this pandemic. The death toll has increased from 200,000 in 19 days (since 25 April)

12:32pm:                                    4,364,172 cases were confirmed – 297,491 deaths – 1,560,035 recovered

9:32am:                                     4,348,308 cases were confirmed – 297,251 deaths – 1,551,057 recovered

13 May 2020

11:32pm:                                    4,330,982 cases were confirmed – 295,671 deaths – 1,538,388 recovered

5:32pm:                                     4,298,269 cases were confirmed – 293,514 deaths – 1,510,814 recovered

1:32pm:                                     4,283,885 cases were confirmed – 292,619 deaths – 1,504,429 recovered

(+1 new country case confirmed – total 188 countries)

7:32am:                                     4,262,799 cases were confirmed – 291,981 deaths – 1,493,661 recovered

12 May 2020

6:32pm:                                     4,222,968 cases were confirmed – 288,368 deaths – 1,476,137 recovered

8:32am:                                     4,177,687 cases were confirmed – 286,336 deaths – 1,456,318 recovered

11 May 2020

10:32am:                                   4,159,377 cases were confirmed – 284,883 deaths – 1,433,990 recovered

1:32am:                                    4,098,981 cases were confirmed – 282,553 deaths – 1,406,345 recovered

10 May 2020

6:32pm:                                    4,077,594 cases were confirmed – 280,507 deaths – 1,392,359 recovered

1:32pm:                                    4,044,198 cases were confirmed – 279,609 deaths – 1,382,428 recovered

7:32am:                                    4,025,175 cases were confirmed – 279,329 deaths – 1,376,002 recovered

Globally surpassed 4 million confirmed cases – moving from 3 to 4 million in 13 days since 27 April.

9 May 2020

9:32pm:                                    3,998,677 cases were confirmed – 277,692 deaths – 1,348,288 recovered

8 May 2020

4:32pm:                                    3,875,995 cases were confirmed – 270,404 deaths – 1,296,175 recovered

7 May 2020

8:32pm:                                    3,813,123 cases were confirmed – 267,233 deaths – 1,265,307 recovered

12:32am:                                   3,744,585 cases were confirmed – 263,068 deaths – 1,238,250 recovered

6 May 2020

11:32am:                                   3,680,376 cases were confirmed – 257,793 deaths – 1,206,218 recovered

8:32am:                                    3,664,143 cases were confirmed – 257,303 deaths – 1,199,389 recovered

5 May 2020

8:32pm:                                    3,664,143 cases were confirmed – 257,303 deaths – 1,199,389 recovered

6:32pm:                                    3,618,325 cases were confirmed – 253,381 deaths – 1,184,145 recovered

8:32am:                                    3,584,322 cases were confirmed – 251,580 deaths – 1,168,030 recovered

4 May 2020

9:32pm:                                    3,562,919 cases were confirmed – 249,712 deaths – 1,144,454 recovered

6:32pm:                                    3,544,281 cases were confirmed – 248,816 deaths – 1,136,803 recovered

12:32pm:                                   3,524,429 cases were confirmed – 247,838 deaths – 1,130,996 recovered

8:32am:                                    3,507,424 cases were confirmed – 247,497 deaths – 1,127,912 recovered

4:32am:                                    3,506,729 cases were confirmed – 247,470 deaths – 1,125,236 recovered

3 May 2020 

11:32pm:                                   3,498,283 cases were confirmed – 246,736 deaths – 1,119,817 recovered

9:32pm:                                    3,485,948 cases were confirmed – 246,027 deaths – 1,113,777 recovered

5:32pm:                                    3,452,285 cases were confirmed – 244,320 deaths – 1,101,695 recovered

10:32am:                                  3,440,904 cases  were confirmed – 243,922 deaths – 1,097,858 recovered

2 May 2020 

10:32pm:                                  3,407,983 cases  were confirmed – 242,270 deaths – 1,072,148 recovered

9:32am:                                    3,346,297 cases  were confirmed – 238,826 deaths – 1,056,326 recovered

1 May 2020 

6:32pm:                                    3,303,296 cases  were confirmed – 235,290 deaths – 1,039,588 recovered

9:32am:                                    3,259,167 cases  were confirmed – 233,439 deaths – 1,015,183 recovered

(+1 new country case confirmed – total 187 countries)

30 April 2020 

4:32pm:                                    3,222,107 cases  were confirmed – 228,757 deaths – 992,592 recovered

(+1 new country case confirmed – total 186 countries)

29 April 2020 

11:32pm:                                   3,187,919 cases  were confirmed – 227,177 deaths – 970,673 recovered

3:32pm:                                    3,139,415 cases  were confirmed – 218,456 deaths – 947,504 recovered

9:32am:                                    3,117,880 cases  were confirmed – 217,212 deaths – 932,530 recovered

1:32am:                                    3,113,447 cases  were confirmed – 216,930 deaths – 925,730 recovered

Worst hit countries update over 3 weeks (21 days later)  – scroll down to find previous summary table for 8 April 2020

Worst hit country: USA cases surpassing 1 million and 50,000 deaths

The 4 European Countries: Death toll exceeding 20,000

Data from China no longer consistent with reports from China and exposure patterns. Supported by unexpected update from China moving death toll up by 1,200 people with no account for the details nor changes in confirmed cases.

28 April 2020 

                                                    3,090,646 cases  were confirmed – 214,929 deaths

27 April 2020 

11:32pm:                                  3,034,801 cases  were confirmed – 210,551 deaths – 891,548 recovered

8:31pm:                                    3,017,806 cases were confirmed – 209,661 deaths – 885,302 recovered

Globally surpassed 3 million confirmed cases – moving from 2 to 3 million in 12 days since 15 April.

5:31pm:                                    2,992,970 cases were confirmed – 207,583 deaths – 876,043 recovered

12:31pm:                                  2,982,933 cases were confirmed – 206,811 deaths – 870,204 recovered

7:31am:                                    2,971,831 cases were confirmed – 206,553 deaths – 868,480 recovered

26 April 2020 

9:31pm:                                    2,956,073 cases were confirmed – 205,724 deaths – 861,518 recovered

5:31pm:                                    2,920,660 cases were confirmed – 203,670 deaths – 829,075 recovered

8:31am:                                    2,898,703 cases were confirmed – 203,043 deaths – 822,264 recovered

25 April 2020 

8:31pm:                                    2,868,539 cases were confirmed – 201,502 deaths – 811,660 recovered

Globally more than 200,000 people have now died in this pandemic. The death toll has doubled in 15 days (since 10 April)

11:31am:                                   2,815,347 cases were confirmed – 197,506 deaths – 795,329 recovered

8:31am:                                    2,809,979 cases were confirmed – 197,006 deaths – 789,069 recovered

24 April 2020 

9:31pm:                                    2,783,512 cases were confirmed – 194,664 deaths – 765,914 recovered

23 April 2020 

8:31pm:                                    2,682,225 cases were confirmed – 187,330 deaths – 732,647 recovered

7:53pm:                                    2,678,585 cases were confirmed – 186,640 deaths – 730,766 recovered

1:31pm:                                    2,647,512 cases were confirmed – 184,372 deaths – 721,349 recovered

8:31am:                                    2,630,005 cases were confirmed – 183,470 deaths – 713,768 recovered

22 April 2020 

6:38pm:                                    2,603,147 cases were confirmed – 180,784 deaths – 701,426 recovered

5:39am:                                    2,564,190 cases were confirmed – 177,445 deaths – 681,842 recovered

21 April 2020 

7:38am:                                    2,478,634 cases were confirmed – 170,389 deaths – 651,736 recovered

20 April 2020 

10:38pm:                                  2,463,357 cases were confirmed – 169,502 deaths – 644,262 recovered

12:38pm:                                  2,416,135 cases were confirmed – 165,939 deaths – 632,983 recovered

8:38am:                                    2,404,555 cases were confirmed – 165,257 deaths – 625,001 recovered

19 April 2020 

9:38pm:                                    2,382,064 cases were confirmed – 165,636 deaths – 611,791 recovered

2:38pm:                                    2,347,875 cases were confirmed – 161,402 deaths – 604,311 recovered

8:38am:                                    2,330,406 cases were confirmed – 160,925 deaths – 598,365 recovered

18 April 2020 

10:38pm:                                  2,310,572 cases were confirmed – 158,691 deaths – 590,682 recovered

10:38am:                                  2,256,844 cases were confirmed – 154,350 deaths – 571,851 recovered

2:38am:                                    2,240,768 cases were confirmed – 153,871 deaths – 568,388 recovered

17 April 2020 

5:38pm:                                    2,196,109 cases were confirmed – 147,632 deaths – 556,734 recovered

12:38pm:                                  2,169,022 cases were confirmed – 146,071 deaths – 552,264 recovered

8:38am:                                    2,159,450 cases were confirmed – 145,568 deaths – 549,592 recovered

00:38am:                                  2,151,199 cases were confirmed – 143,802 deaths – 541,501 recovered

16 April 2020 

8:26pm:                                   2,113,226 cases were confirmed – 140,773 deaths – 537,475 recovered

4:36pm:                                   2,088,425 cases were confirmed – 139,419 deaths – 528,300 recovered

15 April 2020 

4:54pm:                                  2,006,513 cases were confirmed – 128,886 deaths 501,758 recovered

Globally doubled to 2 million confirmed cases in 13 days since 2 April 2020.

Our prayers go out for the 1,4 million people awaiting recovery and  especially to the families and friends who have lost a loved one to this pandemic.

More than 500,000 people have now recovered from the virus.

3:43am:                                  1,980,003 cases were confirmed – 126,557 deaths – 485,917 recovered

14 April 2020 

11:21pm:                                 1,961,965 cases were confirmed – 125,476 deaths – 471,971 recovered

5:51pm:                                 1,945,055 cases were confirmed – 121,897 deaths – 465,752 recovered

3:31pm:                                 1,935,646 cases were confirmed – 120,914 deaths

8:31am:                                 1,921,369 cases were confirmed – 119,730 deaths

13 April 2020 

9:11pm:                                 1,904,566 cases were confirmed – 118,459 deaths – 444,636 recovered

2:11pm:                                 1,863,406 cases were confirmed – 115,225 deaths

9:34am:                                 1,851,531 cases were confirmed – 114,290 deaths – 434,793 recovered

12 April 2020 

6:26pm:                                 1,807,939 cases were confirmed – 112,241 deaths – 406,481 recovered

11:28am:                                 1,787,766 cases were confirmed – 109,691 deaths

10:18am:                                 1,781,127 cases were confirmed – 108,994 deaths – 405,243 recovered

2:04am:                                 1,773,358 cases were confirmed – 108,702 deaths – 402,270 recovered

11 April 2020 

8:06pm:                                 1,754,457 cases were confirmed – 107,520 deaths – 395,418 recovered

5:42pm:                                 1,721,353 cases were confirmed – 104,938 deaths – 390,335 recovered

9:22am:                                 1,699,490 cases were confirmed – 102,800 deaths – 377,040 recovered

3:25am:                                 1,696,139 cases were confirmed – 102,669 deaths – 376,200 recovered

10 April 2020 

9:25pm:                                 1,677,256 cases were confirmed – 101,732 deaths – 372,428 recovered

Globally more than 100,000 people have now died in this pandemic. The death toll has doubled in 9 days (since 2 April)

10:41am:                               1,603,330 cases were confirmed – 95,808 deaths – 356,161 recovered

7:07am:                               1,602,216 cases were confirmed – 95,735 deaths – 355,079 recovered

(+1 new country case confirmed – total 185 countries)

9 April 2020 

8:24pm:                               1,536,979 cases were confirmed – 93,425 deaths – 346,376 recovered

3:22am:                               1,514,866 cases were confirmed – 88,444 deaths – 329,492 recovered

8 April 2020 

10:36pm:                             1,500,830 cases were confirmed – 87,706 deaths – 317,855 recovered

8:13pm:                               1,475,976 cases were confirmed – 86,979 deaths – 317,372 recovered

5:50pm:                               1,464,852 cases were confirmed – 83,615 deaths – 308,757 recovered

1:04pm:                               1,446,557 cases were confirmed – 82,992 deaths – 307,819 recovered

Countries worst hit (at 8 April 2020)

8 April 2020

10:40am:                            1,434,426 cases were confirmed – 82,220 deaths – 301,768 recovered

8:19am:                               1,431,900 cases were confirmed – 82,172 deaths – 301,543 recovered

People recovering from Covid-19 now confirmed exceeding 300,000

7 April 2020 

10:48pm:                             1,413,415 cases were confirmed – 81,389 deaths – 298,389 recovered

Death toll now surpasses 80,000 – doubled in 7 days (since 31 March 2020)

6:04pm:                               1,381,014 cases were confirmed – 78,269 deaths – 292,973 recovered

4:53pm:                               1,365,004 cases were confirmed – 76,507 deaths – 292,467 recovered

10:56am:                              1,350,841 cases were confirmed – 74,870 deaths – 285,437 recovered

8:34am:                               1,348,628 cases were confirmed – 74,834 deaths – 285,064 recovered

6 April 2020 

9:56pm:                               1,331,032 cases were confirmed – 73,917 deaths – 275,851 recovered

5:44pm:                               1,309,439 cases were confirmed – 72,638 deaths – 271,013 recovered

(+1 new country case confirmed – total 184 countries)

2:11pm:                                 1,288,372 cases were confirmed – 70,482 deaths – 270,249 recovered

10:38am:                              1,277,962 cases were confirmed – 69,555 deaths – 264,439 recovered

5 April 2020 

9:41pm:                               1,260,104 cases were confirmed – 68,413 deaths – 258,588 recovered

6:09pm:                               1,237,420 cases were confirmed – 67,260 deaths – 252,944 recovered

(+1 new country case confirmed – total 183 countries)

11:05am:                              1,213,927 cases were confirmed – 65,652 deaths – 252,391 recovered

(+1 new country case confirmed – total 182 countries)

6:22am:                               1,203,099 cases were confirmed – 64,774 deaths – 246,893 recovered

Cases – people confirmed with Covid-19 now exceeding 1,200,000

4 April 2020 

10:09pm:                            1,187,798 cases were confirmed – 64,084 deaths – 245,949 recovered

5:32pm:                               1,159,515 cases were confirmed – 62,376 deaths – 237,436 recovered

2:03pm:                              1,134,418 cases were confirmed – 60,115 deaths – 233,689 recovered

Deaths now exceeding 60,000

12:52pm:                            1,134,418 cases were confirmed – 59,884 deaths – 233,591 recovered

3 April 2020 

9:21pm:                             1,083,084 cases were confirmed – 58,243 deaths – 225,422 recovered

5:52pm:                             1,056,777 cases were confirmed – 55,781 deaths – 221,595 recovered

4:42pm:                             1,041,126 cases were confirmed – 55,092 deaths – 219,019 recovered

12:02pm:                           1,026,974 cases were confirmed – 53,975 deaths – 217,433 recovered

8:32am:                             1,016,534 cases were confirmed – 53,164 deaths – 211,856 recovered

7:22am:                             1,016,401 cases were confirmed – 53,160 deaths – 211,775 recovered

2 April 2020 

11:11pm:                             1,007,977 cases were confirmed – 52,771 deaths – 210,055 recovered

9:24pm:                             1,002,159 cases were confirmed – 51,485 deaths – 208,949 recovered

Globally surpassed 1 million confirmed cases, doubled in 7 days since 26 March 2020

* 2nd day increase of 100,000 in 24 hours

(+1 new country case confirmed – total 181 countries)

6:27pm:                                981,221 cases were confirmed – 50,230 deaths – 204,605 recovered

Deaths now exceeding 50,000 – our thoughts and prayers go out to all families who are losing loved ones in this pandemic

  • Death toll has doubled since 27 March 2020

4:00pm:                               962,977 cases were confirmed – 49,180 deaths – 202,935 recovered

1:40pm:                               952,171 cases were confirmed – 48,320 deaths – 202,541 recovered

10:11am:                             941,949 cases were confirmed – 47,522 deaths – 195,929 recovered

9:02am:                             937,783 cases were confirmed – 47,273 deaths – 194,405 recovered

5:33am:                             937,170 cases were confirmed – 47,235 deaths – 193,770 recovered

1 April 2020 

9:45pm:                            921,924 cases were confirmed – 46,252 deaths – 192,964 recovered

8:20pm:                            911,308* cases were confirmed – 45,497 deaths – 192,927 recovered

(Globally surpassed 900,000 confirmed cases, up 100,000 in 24 hours most likely due to increased efforts to do testing)

Spain surpassing 100,000 confirmed cases with 9,126 deaths

2:33pm:                            877,422 cases were confirmed – 43,537 deaths – 185,241 recovered

12:14pm:                          873,767 cases were confirmed – 43,288 deaths – 184,771 recovered

8:46am:                          860,793 cases were confirmed – 42,354 deaths – 178,378 recovered

(+1 new country case confirmed – total 180 countries)

31 March 2020 

8:38pm:                          838,061 cases were confirmed – 41,261 deaths – 175,737 recovered

Death toll now surpasses 40,000 – doubled in 6 days (since 25 March 2020)

4:01pm:                          803,650 cases were confirmed – 39,033 deaths – 172,869 recovered

(+1 new country case confirmed – total 179 countries)

1:43pm:                          801,400 cases were confirmed – 38,743 deaths – 172,657 recovered

10:14am:                        787,631 cases were confirmed – 37,840 deaths – 166,276 recovered

30 March 2020 

10:20pm:                     775,306 cases were confirmed – 37,083 deaths – 164,435 recovered

9:11pm:                        770,653 cases were confirmed – 36,946 deaths – 160,130 recovered

(+1 new country case confirmed – total 178 countries)

8:02pm:                        766,336* cases were confirmed – 36,873 deaths – 160,001 recovered

(* No change in new cases at this stage would be an anomaly – “new cases” information not updated, only fatalities and recoveries)

USA surpassing 150,000 confirmed cases with 2,828 deaths

Italy surpassing 100,000 confirmed cases and surpassing 11,000 deaths

Spain 85,195 confirmed cases with 7,340 deaths

5:53pm:                        766,336 cases were confirmed – 36,211 deaths – 158,527 recovered

2:29pm:                        737,929 cases were confirmed – 35,019 deaths – 156,507 recovered

1:20pm:                        735,560 cases were confirmed – 34,830 deaths – 156,380 recovered

9:53am:                        724,945 cases were confirmed – 34,026 deaths – 152,314 recovered

8:44am:                        723,740 cases were confirmed – 34,018 deaths – 152,042 recovered

5:50am:                        722,289 cases were confirmed – 33,984 deaths – 151,901 recovered

29 March 2020 

5:12pm:                        685,623 cases were confirmed – 32,137 deaths – 145,706 recovered

28 March 2020 

7:28pm:                        640,589 cases were confirmed – 29,848 deaths – 137,270 recovered

6:21pm:                        622,450 cases were confirmed – 28,794 deaths – 135,779 recovered

(+1 new country case confirmed – total 177 countries)

6:53am:                        597,335 cases were confirmed – 27,365 deaths – 131,712 recovered

USA now reached 100,000 confirmed cases with 1,711 deaths

Italy 86,498 confirmed cases with 9,134 deaths

Spain 65,719 confirmed cases with 5,138 deaths

27 March 2020 

7:45pm:                        576,859 cases were confirmed – 25,423 deaths – 127,768 recovered

[South Africa 1,170 confirmed cases with 1st death]

5:13pm:                        558,502 cases were confirmed – 25,251 deaths – 127,615 recovered

3:06pm:                        551,337 cases were confirmed – 24,906 deaths – 127,564 recovered

12:49pm:                        542,788 cases were confirmed – 24,361 deaths – 124,361 recovered

5:47am:                        532,253 cases were confirmed – 24,072 deaths – 122,627 recovered

(+1 new country case confirmed – total 176 countries)

26 March 2020 

10:29pm:                        523,163 cases were confirmed – 23,639 deaths – 122,059 recovered

Globally surpassed 500,000 confirmed cases, doubled in 6 days since 20 March 2020

(Italy and USA now both reached 80,000 confirmed cases, equaling cases in China)

== First update from lockdown ELPA Home Offices, Sheffield Beach, KZN for at least the next 21 days ==

6:17pm:                        495,086 cases were confirmed – 22,295 deaths – 119,978 recovered

(+4 new country case confirmed – total 175 countries*)

(* Country case confirmations now stabilized, actual increment occurred earlier)

== Last update from ELPA Offices, Salt Rock, KZN for at least the next 21 days ==

4:02pm:                        491,623 cases were confirmed – 22,169 deaths – 118,245 recovered

1:29pm:                        487,648 cases were confirmed – 22,030 deaths – 117,749 recovered

8:58am:                        472,109 cases were confirmed – 21,308 deaths – 114,870 recovered

0:30am:                        467,594 cases were confirmed – 21,181 deaths – 113,770 recovered

25 March 2020

8:19pm:                        454,398 cases were confirmed – 20,550 deaths – 113,045 recovered

Death toll now surpasses 20,000 – doubled in 5 days (since 20 March 2020)

7:52am:                        423,121 cases were confirmed – 18,919 deaths – 108,619 recovered

24 March 2020

11:40pm:                      417,698 cases were confirmed – 18,614 deaths – 107,823 recovered

7:14pm:                        409,014 cases were confirmed – 18,246 deaths – 104,234 recovered

Globally surpassed 400,000 confirmed cases, doubled in 6 days since 18 March 2020

2:48pm:                       392,780 cases were confirmed – 17,159 deaths – 102,980 recovered

11:28am:                      383,944 cases were confirmed – 16,595 deaths – 101,911 recovered

23 March 2020

6:50pm:                       360,697 cases were confirmed – 15,488 deaths

2:25pm:                       350,536 cases were confirmed – 15,328 deaths

7:19am:                        339,259 cases were confirmed – 14,706 deaths

22 March 2020

8:13pm:                       328,275 cases were confirmed – 14,366 deaths

6:43pm:                       318,662 cases were confirmed – 13,672 deaths

11:43am:                      307,341 cases were confirmed – 13,049 deaths

(+4 new country case confirmed – total 171 countries)

21 March 2020

10:43pm:                     303,001 cases were confirmed – 12,944 deaths

9:43pm:                       299,061 cases were confirmed – 12,762 deaths

7:43pm:                       297,090 cases were confirmed – 12,755 deaths

4:43pm:                       286,816 cases were confirmed – 11,904 deaths

(+4 new country case confirmed – total 167 countries)

12:43pm:                     277,449 cases were confirmed – 11,561 deaths

20 March 2020

6:43pm:                       255,305 cases were confirmed – 10,444 deaths

(+3 new country case confirmed – total 163 countries)

3:43pm:                       246,276 cases were confirmed – 10,038 deaths

9:43am:                       244,523 cases were confirmed – 10,031 deaths

Reality check: Globally, more than 10,000 people have now died from this virus in a VERY short period of time. Our prayers go out to the family and friends of the loved ones who have died so needlessly.

19 March 2020

7:43pm:                       235,404 cases were confirmed – 9,785 deaths

(+1 new country case confirmed – total 160 countries)

6:13pm:                       229,289 cases were confirmed – 9,324 deaths.

1:13pm:                       221,416 cases were confirmed – 8,966 deaths.

11:53am:                     219,058 cases were confirmed – 8,939 deaths.

9:13am:                       218,824 cases were confirmed – 8,842 deaths.

18 March 2020

8:00pm:                     214,010 cases were confirmed – 8,759 deaths.

6:00pm:                     207,518 cases were confirmed – 8,248 deaths.

2:33pm:                      203,529 cases were confirmed – 8,205 deaths.

Globally surpassed 200,000 confirmed cases, doubled in 11 days since 7 March 2020

09:13am:                    198,178 cases were confirmed – 7,954 deaths.

17 March 2020

10:13pm:                    196,106 cases were confirmed – 7,869 deaths.

2:30pm:                      185,041 cases were confirmed – 7,330 deaths.

16 March 2020

9:00pm:                     179,103 cases were confirmed – 7,079 deaths.

afternoon:                 174,995 cases were confirmed – 6,706 deaths.

morning:                    164,837 cases were confirmed – 6,470 deaths.

Benchmarks (Global)

15 March 2020:        152,428 cases were confirmed.

7 March 2020:          100,000 cases were confirmed.

December 2019:      Ground zero Wuhan China

The South African Government Department of Health are making regular statements. Before we become hardened to devastating numbers, before we make the elderly and the weak sick, we need to comprehend that we must stop the spread of the virus!

The government cannot do this on their own, we need to help by being vigilant and not panic, be responsible and not arrogant.