Avoid Covid-19: Global Updates

AVOID COVID-19 РCoronavirus Disease  РUpdate Status РGlobal 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:

As of 20 May 2020: This data will not be updated regularly due to health constraints on the part of the ELPA National Director.

Refer to links in the pages to find more regularly updated statistics.

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

 

31 August 2020

4:28pm:                                     25,254,339 cases were confirmed Р846,985 deaths Р16,645,959 recovered

(Reference: Johns Hopkins University)

19 May 2020

4:32pm:                                     4,836,329 cases were confirmed Р319,213 deaths Р1,805,093 recovered

2:32pm:                                     4,829,232 cases were confirmed Р319,031 deaths Р1,801,461 recovered

4:32am:                                     4,801,943 cases were confirmed Р318,481 deaths Р1,786,875 recovered

18 May 2020

6:32pm:                                     4,758,937 cases were confirmed Р316,277 deaths Р1,754,891 recovered

12:32pm:                                    4,730,968 cases were confirmed Р315,488 deaths Р1,739,743 recovered

17 May 2020

7:32am:                                     4,635,830 cases were confirmed Р311,824 deaths Р1,693,715 recovered

16 May 2020

6:32pm:                                     4,586,915 cases were confirmed Р309,184 deaths Р1,656,497 recovered

3:32pm:                                     4,570,370 cases were confirmed Р308,317 deaths Р1,652,642 recovered

11:32am:                                    4,556,961 cases were confirmed Р307,929 deaths Р1,644,670 recovered

7:32am:                                     4,543,297 cases were confirmed Р307,705 deaths Р1,637,112 recovered

15 May 2020

5:32pm:                                     4,483,864 cases were confirmed Р303,825 deaths Р1,609,475 recovered

6:32am:                                     4,443,793 cases were confirmed Р302,462 deaths Р1,588,502 recovered

14 May 2020

9:33pm:                                     4,413,597 cases were confirmed Р300,798 deaths Р1,577,844 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 Р297,491 deaths Р1,560,035 recovered

9:32am:                                     4,348,308 cases were confirmed Р297,251 deaths Р1,551,057 recovered

13 May 2020

11:32pm:                                    4,330,982 cases were confirmed Р295,671 deaths Р1,538,388 recovered

5:32pm:                                     4,298,269 cases were confirmed Р293,514 deaths Р1,510,814 recovered

1:32pm:                                     4,283,885 cases were confirmed Р292,619 deaths Р1,504,429 recovered

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

7:32am:                                     4,262,799 cases were confirmed Р291,981 deaths Р1,493,661 recovered

12 May 2020

6:32pm:                                     4,222,968 cases were confirmed Р288,368 deaths Р1,476,137 recovered

8:32am:                                     4,177,687 cases were confirmed Р286,336 deaths Р1,456,318 recovered

11 May 2020

10:32am:                                   4,159,377 cases were confirmed Р284,883 deaths Р1,433,990 recovered

1:32am:                                    4,098,981 cases were confirmed Р282,553 deaths Р1,406,345 recovered

10 May 2020

6:32pm:                                    4,077,594 cases were confirmed Р280,507 deaths Р1,392,359 recovered

1:32pm:                                    4,044,198 cases were confirmed Р279,609 deaths Р1,382,428 recovered

7:32am:                                    4,025,175 cases were confirmed Р279,329 deaths Р1,376,002 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 Р277,692 deaths Р1,348,288 recovered

8 May 2020

4:32pm:                                    3,875,995 cases were confirmed Р270,404 deaths Р1,296,175 recovered

7 May 2020

8:32pm:                                    3,813,123 cases were confirmed Р267,233 deaths Р1,265,307 recovered

12:32am:                                   3,744,585 cases were confirmed Р263,068 deaths Р1,238,250 recovered

6 May 2020

11:32am:                                   3,680,376 cases were confirmed Р257,793 deaths Р1,206,218 recovered

8:32am:                                    3,664,143 cases were confirmed Р257,303 deaths Р1,199,389 recovered

5 May 2020

8:32pm:                                    3,664,143 cases were confirmed Р257,303 deaths Р1,199,389 recovered

6:32pm:                                    3,618,325 cases were confirmed Р253,381 deaths Р1,184,145 recovered

8:32am:                                    3,584,322 cases were confirmed Р251,580 deaths Р1,168,030 recovered

4 May 2020

9:32pm:                                    3,562,919 cases were confirmed Р249,712 deaths Р1,144,454 recovered

6:32pm:                                    3,544,281 cases were confirmed Р248,816 deaths Р1,136,803 recovered

12:32pm:                                   3,524,429 cases were confirmed Р247,838 deaths Р1,130,996 recovered

8:32am:                                    3,507,424 cases were confirmed Р247,497 deaths Р1,127,912 recovered

4:32am:                                    3,506,729 cases were confirmed Р247,470 deaths Р1,125,236 recovered

3 May 2020 

11:32pm:                                   3,498,283 cases were confirmed Р246,736 deaths Р1,119,817 recovered

9:32pm:                                    3,485,948 cases were confirmed Р246,027 deaths Р1,113,777 recovered

5:32pm:                                    3,452,285 cases were confirmed Р244,320 deaths Р1,101,695 recovered

10:32am:                                  3,440,904 cases  were confirmed Р243,922 deaths Р1,097,858 recovered

2 May 2020 

10:32pm:                                  3,407,983 cases  were confirmed Р242,270 deaths Р1,072,148 recovered

9:32am:                                    3,346,297 cases  were confirmed Р238,826 deaths Р1,056,326 recovered

1 May 2020 

6:32pm:                                    3,303,296 cases  were confirmed Р235,290 deaths Р1,039,588 recovered

9:32am:                                    3,259,167 cases  were confirmed Р233,439 deaths Р1,015,183 recovered

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

30 April 2020 

4:32pm:                                    3,222,107 cases  were confirmed Р228,757 deaths Р992,592 recovered

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

29 April 2020 

11:32pm:                                   3,187,919 cases  were confirmed Р227,177 deaths Р970,673 recovered

3:32pm:                                    3,139,415 cases  were confirmed Р218,456 deaths Р947,504 recovered

9:32am:                                    3,117,880 cases  were confirmed Р217,212 deaths Р932,530 recovered

1:32am:                                    3,113,447 cases  were confirmed Р216,930 deaths Р925,730 recovered

Worst hit countries update over 3 weeks (21 days later)  Рscroll 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 Р214,929 deaths

27 April 2020 

11:32pm:                                  3,034,801 cases  were confirmed Р210,551 deaths Р891,548 recovered

8:31pm:                                    3,017,806 cases were confirmed Р209,661 deaths Р885,302 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 Р207,583 deaths Р876,043 recovered

12:31pm:                                  2,982,933 cases were confirmed Р206,811 deaths Р870,204 recovered

7:31am:                                    2,971,831 cases were confirmed Р206,553 deaths Р868,480 recovered

26 April 2020 

9:31pm:                                    2,956,073 cases were confirmed Р205,724 deaths Р861,518 recovered

5:31pm:                                    2,920,660 cases were confirmed Р203,670 deaths Р829,075 recovered

8:31am:                                    2,898,703 cases were confirmed Р203,043 deaths Р822,264 recovered

25 April 2020 

8:31pm:                                    2,868,539 cases were confirmed Р201,502 deaths Р811,660 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 Р197,506 deaths Р795,329 recovered

8:31am:                                    2,809,979 cases were confirmed Р197,006 deaths Р789,069 recovered

24 April 2020 

9:31pm:                                    2,783,512 cases were confirmed Р194,664 deaths Р765,914 recovered

23 April 2020 

8:31pm:                                    2,682,225 cases were confirmed Р187,330 deaths Р732,647 recovered

7:53pm:                                    2,678,585 cases were confirmed Р186,640 deaths Р730,766 recovered

1:31pm:                                    2,647,512 cases were confirmed Р184,372 deaths Р721,349 recovered

8:31am:                                    2,630,005 cases were confirmed Р183,470 deaths Р713,768 recovered

22 April 2020 

6:38pm:                                    2,603,147 cases were confirmed Р180,784 deaths Р701,426 recovered

5:39am:                                    2,564,190 cases were confirmed Р177,445 deaths Р681,842 recovered

21 April 2020 

7:38am:                                    2,478,634 cases were confirmed Р170,389 deaths Р651,736 recovered

20 April 2020 

10:38pm:                                  2,463,357 cases were confirmed Р169,502 deaths Р644,262 recovered

12:38pm:                                  2,416,135 cases were confirmed Р165,939 deaths Р632,983 recovered

8:38am:                                    2,404,555 cases were confirmed Р165,257 deaths Р625,001 recovered

19 April 2020 

9:38pm:                                    2,382,064 cases were confirmed Р165,636 deaths Р611,791 recovered

2:38pm:                                    2,347,875 cases were confirmed Р161,402 deaths Р604,311 recovered

8:38am:                                    2,330,406 cases were confirmed Р160,925 deaths Р598,365 recovered

18 April 2020 

10:38pm:                                  2,310,572 cases were confirmed Р158,691 deaths Р590,682 recovered

10:38am:                                  2,256,844 cases were confirmed Р154,350 deaths Р571,851 recovered

2:38am:                                    2,240,768 cases were confirmed Р153,871 deaths Р568,388 recovered

17 April 2020 

5:38pm:                                    2,196,109 cases were confirmed Р147,632 deaths Р556,734 recovered

12:38pm:                                  2,169,022 cases were confirmed Р146,071 deaths Р552,264 recovered

8:38am:                                    2,159,450 cases were confirmed Р145,568 deaths Р549,592 recovered

00:38am:                                  2,151,199 cases were confirmed Р143,802 deaths Р541,501 recovered

16 April 2020 

8:26pm:                                   2,113,226 cases were confirmed Р140,773 deaths Р537,475 recovered

4:36pm:                                   2,088,425 cases were confirmed Р139,419 deaths Р528,300 recovered

15 April 2020 

4:54pm:                                  2,006,513 cases were confirmed Р128,886 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 Р126,557 deaths Р485,917 recovered

14 April 2020 

11:21pm:                                 1,961,965 cases were confirmed Р125,476 deaths Р471,971 recovered

5:51pm:                                 1,945,055 cases were confirmed Р121,897 deaths Р465,752 recovered

3:31pm:                                 1,935,646 cases were confirmed Р120,914 deaths

8:31am:                                 1,921,369 cases were confirmed Р119,730 deaths

13 April 2020 

9:11pm:                                 1,904,566 cases were confirmed Р118,459 deaths Р444,636 recovered

2:11pm:                                 1,863,406 cases were confirmed Р115,225 deaths

9:34am:                                 1,851,531 cases were confirmed Р114,290 deaths Р434,793 recovered

12 April 2020 

6:26pm:                                 1,807,939 cases were confirmed Р112,241 deaths Р406,481 recovered

11:28am:                                 1,787,766 cases were confirmed Р109,691 deaths

10:18am:                                 1,781,127 cases were confirmed Р108,994 deaths Р405,243 recovered

2:04am:                                 1,773,358 cases were confirmed Р108,702 deaths Р402,270 recovered

11 April 2020 

8:06pm:                                 1,754,457 cases were confirmed Р107,520 deaths Р395,418 recovered

5:42pm:                                 1,721,353 cases were confirmed Р104,938 deaths Р390,335 recovered

9:22am:                                 1,699,490 cases were confirmed Р102,800 deaths Р377,040 recovered

3:25am:                                 1,696,139 cases were confirmed Р102,669 deaths Р376,200 recovered

10 April 2020 

9:25pm:                                 1,677,256 cases were confirmed Р101,732 deaths Р372,428 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 Р95,808 deaths Р356,161 recovered

7:07am:                               1,602,216 cases were confirmed Р95,735 deaths Р355,079 recovered

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

9 April 2020 

8:24pm:                               1,536,979 cases were confirmed Р93,425 deaths Р346,376 recovered

3:22am:                               1,514,866 cases were confirmed Р88,444 deaths Р329,492 recovered

8 April 2020 

10:36pm:                             1,500,830 cases were confirmed Р87,706 deaths Р317,855 recovered

8:13pm:                               1,475,976 cases were confirmed Р86,979 deaths Р317,372 recovered

5:50pm:                               1,464,852 cases were confirmed Р83,615 deaths Р308,757 recovered

1:04pm:                               1,446,557 cases were confirmed Р82,992 deaths Р307,819 recovered

Countries worst hit (at 8 April 2020)

8 April 2020

10:40am:                            1,434,426 cases were confirmed Р82,220 deaths Р301,768 recovered

8:19am:                               1,431,900 cases were confirmed Р82,172 deaths Р301,543 recovered

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

7 April 2020 

10:48pm:                             1,413,415 cases were confirmed Р81,389 deaths Р298,389 recovered

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

6:04pm:                               1,381,014 cases were confirmed Р78,269 deaths Р292,973 recovered

4:53pm:                               1,365,004 cases were confirmed Р76,507 deaths Р292,467 recovered

10:56am:                              1,350,841 cases were confirmed Р74,870 deaths Р285,437 recovered

8:34am:                               1,348,628 cases were confirmed Р74,834 deaths Р285,064 recovered

6 April 2020 

9:56pm:                               1,331,032 cases were confirmed Р73,917 deaths Р275,851 recovered

5:44pm:                               1,309,439 cases were confirmed Р72,638 deaths Р271,013 recovered

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

2:11pm:                                 1,288,372 cases were confirmed Р70,482 deaths Р270,249 recovered

10:38am:                              1,277,962 cases were confirmed Р69,555 deaths Р264,439 recovered

5 April 2020 

9:41pm:                               1,260,104 cases were confirmed Р68,413 deaths Р258,588 recovered

6:09pm:                               1,237,420 cases were confirmed Р67,260 deaths Р252,944 recovered

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

11:05am:                              1,213,927 cases were confirmed Р65,652 deaths Р252,391 recovered

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

6:22am:                               1,203,099 cases were confirmed Р64,774 deaths Р246,893 recovered

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

4 April 2020 

10:09pm:                            1,187,798 cases were confirmed Р64,084 deaths Р245,949 recovered

5:32pm:                               1,159,515 cases were confirmed Р62,376 deaths Р237,436 recovered

2:03pm:                              1,134,418 cases were confirmed Р60,115 deaths Р233,689 recovered

Deaths now exceeding 60,000

12:52pm:                            1,134,418 cases were confirmed Р59,884 deaths Р233,591 recovered

3 April 2020 

9:21pm:                             1,083,084 cases were confirmed Р58,243 deaths Р225,422 recovered

5:52pm:                             1,056,777 cases were confirmed Р55,781 deaths Р221,595 recovered

4:42pm:                             1,041,126 cases were confirmed Р55,092 deaths Р219,019 recovered

12:02pm:                           1,026,974 cases were confirmed Р53,975 deaths Р217,433 recovered

8:32am:                             1,016,534 cases were confirmed Р53,164 deaths Р211,856 recovered

7:22am:                             1,016,401 cases were confirmed Р53,160 deaths Р211,775 recovered

2 April 2020 

11:11pm:                             1,007,977 cases were confirmed Р52,771 deaths Р210,055 recovered

9:24pm:                             1,002,159 cases were confirmed Р51,485 deaths Р208,949 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 Р50,230 deaths Р204,605 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 Р49,180 deaths Р202,935 recovered

1:40pm:                               952,171 cases were confirmed Р48,320 deaths Р202,541 recovered

10:11am:                             941,949 cases were confirmed Р47,522 deaths Р195,929 recovered

9:02am:                             937,783 cases were confirmed Р47,273 deaths Р194,405 recovered

5:33am:                             937,170 cases were confirmed Р47,235 deaths Р193,770 recovered

1 April 2020 

9:45pm:                            921,924 cases were confirmed Р46,252 deaths Р192,964 recovered

8:20pm:                            911,308* cases were confirmed Р45,497 deaths Р192,927 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 Р43,537 deaths Р185,241 recovered

12:14pm:                          873,767 cases were confirmed Р43,288 deaths Р184,771 recovered

8:46am:                          860,793 cases were confirmed Р42,354 deaths Р178,378 recovered

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

31 March 2020 

8:38pm:                          838,061 cases were confirmed Р41,261 deaths Р175,737 recovered

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

4:01pm:                          803,650 cases were confirmed Р39,033 deaths Р172,869 recovered

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

1:43pm:                          801,400 cases were confirmed Р38,743 deaths Р172,657 recovered

10:14am:                        787,631 cases were confirmed Р37,840 deaths Р166,276 recovered

30 March 2020 

10:20pm:                     775,306 cases were confirmed Р37,083 deaths Р164,435 recovered

9:11pm:                        770,653 cases were confirmed Р36,946 deaths Р160,130 recovered

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

8:02pm:                        766,336* cases were confirmed Р36,873 deaths Р160,001 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 Р36,211 deaths Р158,527 recovered

2:29pm:                        737,929 cases were confirmed Р35,019 deaths Р156,507 recovered

1:20pm:                        735,560 cases were confirmed Р34,830 deaths Р156,380 recovered

9:53am:                        724,945 cases were confirmed Р34,026 deaths Р152,314 recovered

8:44am:                        723,740 cases were confirmed Р34,018 deaths Р152,042 recovered

5:50am:                        722,289 cases were confirmed Р33,984 deaths Р151,901 recovered

29 March 2020 

5:12pm:                        685,623 cases were confirmed Р32,137 deaths Р145,706 recovered

28 March 2020 

7:28pm:                        640,589 cases were confirmed Р29,848 deaths Р137,270 recovered

6:21pm:                        622,450 cases were confirmed Р28,794 deaths Р135,779 recovered

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

6:53am:                        597,335 cases were confirmed Р27,365 deaths Р131,712 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 Р25,423 deaths Р127,768 recovered

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

5:13pm:                        558,502 cases were confirmed Р25,251 deaths Р127,615 recovered

3:06pm:                        551,337 cases were confirmed Р24,906 deaths Р127,564 recovered

12:49pm:                        542,788 cases were confirmed Р24,361 deaths Р124,361 recovered

5:47am:                        532,253 cases were confirmed Р24,072 deaths Р122,627 recovered

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

26 March 2020 

10:29pm:                        523,163 cases were confirmed Р23,639 deaths Р122,059 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 Р22,295 deaths Р119,978 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 Р22,169 deaths Р118,245 recovered

1:29pm:                        487,648 cases were confirmed Р22,030 deaths Р117,749 recovered

8:58am:                        472,109 cases were confirmed Р21,308 deaths Р114,870 recovered

0:30am:                        467,594 cases were confirmed Р21,181 deaths Р113,770 recovered

25 March 2020

8:19pm:                        454,398 cases were confirmed Р20,550 deaths Р113,045 recovered

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

7:52am:                        423,121 cases were confirmed Р18,919 deaths Р108,619 recovered

24 March 2020

11:40pm:                      417,698 cases were confirmed Р18,614 deaths Р107,823 recovered

7:14pm:                        409,014 cases were confirmed Р18,246 deaths Р104,234 recovered

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

2:48pm:                       392,780 cases were confirmed Р17,159 deaths Р102,980 recovered

11:28am:                      383,944 cases were confirmed Р16,595 deaths Р101,911 recovered

23 March 2020

6:50pm:                       360,697 cases were confirmed Р15,488 deaths

2:25pm:                       350,536 cases were confirmed Р15,328 deaths

7:19am:                        339,259 cases were confirmed Р14,706 deaths

22 March 2020

8:13pm:                       328,275 cases were confirmed Р14,366 deaths

6:43pm:                       318,662 cases were confirmed Р13,672 deaths

11:43am:                      307,341 cases were confirmed Р13,049 deaths

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

21 March 2020

10:43pm:                     303,001 cases were confirmed Р12,944 deaths

9:43pm:                       299,061 cases were confirmed Р12,762 deaths

7:43pm:                       297,090 cases were confirmed Р12,755 deaths

4:43pm:                       286,816 cases were confirmed Р11,904 deaths

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

12:43pm:                     277,449 cases were confirmed Р11,561 deaths

20 March 2020

6:43pm:                       255,305 cases were confirmed Р10,444 deaths

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

3:43pm:                       246,276 cases were confirmed Р10,038 deaths

9:43am:                       244,523 cases were confirmed Р10,031 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 Р9,785 deaths

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

6:13pm:                       229,289 cases were confirmed Р9,324 deaths.

1:13pm:                       221,416 cases were confirmed Р8,966 deaths.

11:53am:                     219,058 cases were confirmed Р8,939 deaths.

9:13am:                       218,824 cases were confirmed Р8,842 deaths.

18 March 2020

8:00pm:                     214,010 cases were confirmed Р8,759 deaths.

6:00pm:                     207,518 cases were confirmed Р8,248 deaths.

2:33pm:                      203,529 cases were confirmed Р8,205 deaths.

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

09:13am:                    198,178 cases were confirmed Р7,954 deaths.

17 March 2020

10:13pm:                    196,106 cases were confirmed Р7,869 deaths.

2:30pm:                      185,041 cases were confirmed Р7,330 deaths.

16 March 2020

9:00pm:                     179,103 cases were confirmed Р7,079 deaths.

afternoon:                 174,995 cases were confirmed Р6,706 deaths.

morning:                    164,837 cases were confirmed Р6,470 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.