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Keeping you informed on COVID-19, otherwise known as the novel coronavirus.

As you will no doubt be aware, there is currently an outbreak of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which is raising global concern as it continues to spread across the world. This site has been created to keep you up to date with the latest information and breaking news regarding the virus, its spread and what steps to take for prevention and treatment.

Live Statistics

Coronavirus (COVID-19) data is updated every 10 minutes

South Africa

Cases
37,525
+1,713 (24h)
Deaths
792
+37 (24h)
Recovered
19,682
52.45%
Active
17,051
45.44%

Worldwide

Cases
6,530,825
+89,543 (24h)
Deaths
385,349
+3,490 (24h)
Recovered
2,904,305
44.47%
Active
3,241,171
49.63%
Track COVID-19

  • Country
    Cases
    Deaths
    Recovered
  • USA
    1,897,597
    108,955
    651,632
  • Brazil
    560,737
    31,417
    253,570
  • Russia
    432,277
    5,215
    195,957
  • Spain
    287,406
    27,128
  • UK
    279,856
    39,728
  • Italy
    233,836
    33,601
    160,938
  • India
    216,805
    6,088
    104,071
  • Germany
    184,396
    8,698
    167,300
  • Peru
    178,914
    4,894
    72,319
  • Turkey
    166,422
    4,609
    130,852
  • Iran
    160,696
    8,012
    125,206
  • France
    151,677
    29,021
    69,455
  • Chile
    113,628
    1,275
    86,173
  • Mexico
    97,326
    10,637
    70,308
  • Canada
    93,044
    7,495
    50,984
  • Saudi Arabia
    91,182
    579
    68,159
  • China
    83,021
    4,634
    78,314
  • Pakistan
    80,463
    1,688
    28,923
  • Qatar
    62,160
    45
    37,542
  • Belgium
    58,685
    9,522
    15,959
  • Bangladesh
    55,140
    746
    11,590
  • Netherlands
    46,733
    5,977
  • Belarus
    45,116
    248
    20,171
  • Sweden
    40,803
    4,542
  • Ecuador
    40,414
    3,438
    20,019
  • South Africa
    37,525
    792
    19,682
  • Singapore
    36,405
    24
    23,582
  • UAE
    36,359
    270
    19,153
  • Portugal
    33,261
    1,447
    20,079
  • Colombia
    31,833
    1,009
    11,142
  • Switzerland
    30,893
    1,921
    28,600
  • Kuwait
    29,359
    230
    15,750
  • Egypt
    28,615
    1,088
    7,350
  • Indonesia
    28,233
    1,698
    8,406
  • Ireland
    25,111
    1,659
    22,698
  • Ukraine
    24,823
    735
    10,440
  • Poland
    24,687
    1,115
    12,014
  • Philippines
    19,748
    974
    4,153
  • Romania
    19,669
    1,296
    13,800
  • Argentina
    18,319
    570
    5,896
  • Dominican Republic
    18,040
    516
    11,224
  • Israel
    17,377
    291
    14,983
  • Afghanistan
    17,267
    294
    1,522
  • Japan
    16,930
    894
    14,650
  • Austria
    16,771
    670
    15,672
  • Panama
    14,095
    352
    9,514
  • Oman
    13,537
    67
    2,845
  • Bahrain
    12,815
    20
    7,410
  • Kazakhstan
    11,796
    48
    6,240
  • Denmark
    11,771
    580
    10,552
  • S. Korea
    11,590
    273
    10,467
  • Serbia
    11,523
    245
    6,852
  • Bolivia
    10,991
    376
    1,298
  • Nigeria
    10,819
    314
    3,240
  • Armenia
    10,524
    170
    3,454
  • Algeria
    9,733
    673
    6,218
  • Czechia
    9,414
    325
    6,748
  • Moldova
    8,795
    310
    4,863
  • Ghana
    8,548
    38
    3,132
  • Norway
    8,467
    237
    7,727
  • Iraq
    8,168
    256
    4,095
  • Malaysia
    7,970
    115
    6,531
  • Morocco
    7,922
    206
    6,866
  • Australia
    7,229
    102
    6,640
  • Finland
    6,911
    321
    5,500
  • Cameroon
    6,585
    200
    3,676
  • Azerbaijan
    6,260
    76
    3,665
  • Guatemala
    5,586
    123
    824
  • Honduras
    5,527
    225
    563
  • Sudan
    5,310
    307
    1,625
  • Tajikistan
    4,191
    48
    2,347
  • Luxembourg
    4,024
    110
    3,861
  • Djibouti
    3,935
    26
    1,636
  • Guinea
    3,933
    23
    2,332
  • Senegal
    3,932
    45
    2,063
  • Hungary
    3,931
    534
    2,190
  • Uzbekistan
    3,843
    16
    3,014
  • DRC
    3,495
    75
    492
  • Côte d'Ivoire
    3,110
    35
    1,530
  • Thailand
    3,084
    58
    2,968
  • Greece
    2,937
    179
    1,374
  • Gabon
    2,902
    20
    801
  • El Salvador
    2,705
    49
    1,179
  • Bulgaria
    2,560
    146
    1,206
  • Bosnia
    2,551
    157
    1,939
  • Haiti
    2,507
    48
    24
  • Macedonia
    2,492
    145
    1,605
  • Nepal
    2,300
    9
    278
  • Croatia
    2,246
    103
    2,095
  • Kenya
    2,216
    74
    553
  • Somalia
    2,146
    79
    406
  • Cuba
    2,107
    83
    1,830
  • Mayotte
    1,993
    24
    1,523
  • Estonia
    1,880
    69
    1,650
  • Kyrgyzstan
    1,871
    20
    1,265
  • Maldives
    1,850
    7
    644
  • Venezuela
    1,819
    18
    334
  • Iceland
    1,806
    10
    1,794
  • Sri Lanka
    1,735
    11
    836
  • Lithuania
    1,684
    71
    1,260
  • Slovakia
    1,525
    28
    1,375
  • New Zealand
    1,504
    22
    1,481
  • Ethiopia
    1,486
    17
    246
  • Slovenia
    1,477
    109
    1,358
  • Mali
    1,386
    79
    788
  • Guinea-Bissau
    1,339
    8
    53
  • Equatorial Guinea
    1,306
    12
    200
  • Lebanon
    1,256
    27
    724
  • Albania
    1,184
    33
    898
  • Central African Republic
    1,173
    4
    23
  • Costa Rica
    1,157
    10
    685
  • Nicaragua
    1,118
    46
    370
  • Hong Kong
    1,094
    4
    1,039
  • Zambia
    1,089
    7
    912
  • Tunisia
    1,087
    49
    965
  • Latvia
    1,079
    24
    760
  • Paraguay
    1,070
    11
    511
  • South Sudan
    994
    10
    6
  • Niger
    961
    65
    857
  • Cyprus
    958
    17
    790
  • Sierra Leone
    909
    47
    491
  • Madagascar
    908
    6
    195
  • Burkina Faso
    884
    53
    753
  • Andorra
    851
    51
    735
  • Uruguay
    826
    23
    691
  • Chad
    820
    66
    590
  • Georgia
    800
    13
    640
  • Jordan
    757
    9
    561
  • Mauritania
    745
    34
    57
  • Diamond Princess
    712
    13
    651
  • San Marino
    674
    42
    391
  • Malta
    622
    9
    562
  • Congo
    611
    20
    179
  • Jamaica
    590
    9
    356
  • Channel Islands
    561
    46
    512
  • French Guiana
    533
    1
    254
  • Tanzania
    509
    21
    183
  • Uganda
    507
    0
    82
  • Sao Tome and Principe
    484
    12
    68
  • Réunion
    478
    1
    411
  • Cabo Verde
    477
    5
    238
  • Palestine
    457
    3
    372
  • Togo
    452
    13
    236
  • Taiwan
    443
    7
    428
  • Yemen
    419
    95
    17
  • Rwanda
    397
    2
    271
  • Malawi
    369
    4
    51
  • Isle of Man
    336
    24
    312
  • Mauritius
    335
    10
    322
  • Vietnam
    328
    0
    302
  • Montenegro
    324
    9
    315
  • Liberia
    316
    28
    169
  • Mozambique
    316
    2
    109
  • Swaziland
    295
    3
    201
  • Benin
    244
    3
    148
  • Myanmar
    233
    6
    145
  • Zimbabwe
    206
    4
    29
  • Martinique
    200
    14
    98
  • Faroe Islands
    187
    0
    187
  • Mongolia
    185
    0
    44
  • Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
    182
    5
    52
  • Gibraltar
    173
    0
    153
  • Guadeloupe
    162
    14
    138
  • Guyana
    153
    12
    70
  • Cayman Islands
    151
    1
    77
  • Bermuda
    141
    9
    113
  • Brunei
    141
    2
    138
  • Comoros
    132
    2
    27
  • Cambodia
    125
    0
    123
  • Syrian Arab Republic
    123
    6
    53
  • Trinidad and Tobago
    117
    8
    108
  • Bahamas
    102
    11
    49
  • Aruba
    101
    3
    98
  • Monaco
    99
    4
    90
  • Barbados
    92
    7
    81
  • Angola
    86
    4
    18
  • Liechtenstein
    82
    1
    55
  • Sint Maarten
    77
    15
    60
  • Burundi
    63
    1
    33
  • French Polynesia
    60
    0
    60
  • Suriname
    55
    1
    9
  • Bhutan
    47
    0
    9
  • Macao
    45
    0
    45
  • Saint Martin
    41
    3
    33
  • Botswana
    40
    1
    23
  • Eritrea
    39
    0
    39
  • Antigua and Barbuda
    26
    3
    20
  • Gambia
    26
    1
    20
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    26
    0
    15
  • Namibia
    25
    0
    16
  • Timor-Leste
    24
    0
    24
  • Grenada
    23
    0
    18
  • Curaçao
    20
    1
    15
  • New Caledonia
    20
    0
    18
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
    19
    0
    18
  • Belize
    18
    2
    16
  • Dominica
    18
    0
    16
  • Fiji
    18
    0
    15
  • Saint Lucia
    18
    0
    18
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
    15
    0
    15
  • Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
    13
    0
    13
  • Greenland
    13
    0
    11
  • Holy See (Vatican City State)
    12
    0
    2
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
    12
    1
    11
  • Montserrat
    11
    1
    10
  • Seychelles
    11
    0
    11
  • MS Zaandam
    9
    2
  • Western Sahara
    9
    1
    6
  • British Virgin Islands
    8
    1
    7
  • Papua New Guinea
    8
    0
    8
  • Caribbean Netherlands
    7
    0
    7
  • St. Barth
    6
    0
    6
  • Lesotho
    4
    0
    2
  • Anguilla
    3
    0
    3
  • Saint Pierre Miquelon
    1
    0
    1
Total
6,530,825
385,349
3,110,154

The data sources include the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China, and the DXY, one of the world’s largest online communities for physicians, health care professionals, pharmacies and facilities.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) News

News from around the world

Prevention

What measures can we take to avoid being infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19)?

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Wash your hands reguarly

Wash your hands often and well with water and soap or other disinfectants, especially after coughing and sneezing, using toilets, before handling or preparing food, and after contact with sick people.

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Avoid contact

Avoid contact with infected people and use face masks if visiting sick relatives.

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Don't touch your face

Avoid touching your eyes, and/or nose as much as possible.

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Cover your mouth and nose

Use a tissue when sneezing or coughing and then get rid of the tissue in a bin. Always wash your hands afterwards. If there is no tissue it is advisable to cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, and not your hands.

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Keep clean

Maintain good hygiene habits and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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Social distancing

Keep a distance of 1.75m from other people. Avoid congregating in public areas.

Frequently asked questions

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and answers about the coronavirus (COVID-19), which we hope will put your mind at rest.

What are the most common signs and symptoms of the coronavirus?

Symptoms may appear in as little as two days, or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms of infection may include coughing, fever, congestion of the nose and throat and shortness of breath.

How exactly is this coronavirus, and are we as South Africans at risk?

Coronaviruses belong to a large family of viruses that include the MERS and SARS viruses, and can cause a wide spectrum of respiratory illnesses. Although the virus is contagious and may be potentially life threatening in a few people, the risk of contracting it in South Africa is currently low, with no cases having been confirmed in this country at this time.

What should you do if you develop signs and symptoms?

If you do develop respiratory illness symptoms, visit your healthcare provider and ensure that you disclose your full travel history to them. Your healthcare provider will advise you if you should be tested for the novel coronavirus.

Should you use a mask?

If you are healthy, you need to wear a mask if you are in public, taking care of a person with suspected coronavirus infection, or if you are coughing and/or sneezing. Remember that masks are effective only when used in combination with frequent hand cleaning with alcohol-based hand rub, or soap and water. If you do wear a mask, make sure you know how to use it and always dispose of it properly.

How is the virus spread?

The coronavirus is spread in a similar way to influenza (flu) viruses, which is through: The COVID-19 virus is spread in a similar way to influenza (flu) viruses, which is through: 
• Direct contact with other infected people.
• Droplets generated through coughs or sneezes.
• Contact with infected surfaces such as tabletops and shared objects like utensils etc.
• Faecal-oral contact.

Are there any specific medicines to prevent or treat the new coronavirus (COVID-19)?

To date, there is no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat the new coronavirus. Those infected with the virus should nevertheless receive appropriate medical care to according to their symptoms.

Some specific treatments are under investigation and will be tested through clinical trials. The World Health Organization (WHO) is helping to accelerate research in this area.

Do vaccines against pneumonia protect you against the new coronavirus (COVID-19)?

No, vaccines against flu and/or pneumonia, such as a pneumococcal vaccine, do not provide protection against the new coronavirus.

What should you keep in mind when travelling internationally?

All individuals planning travel should seek advice on the potential hazards of their chosen destinations and understand how best to minimise the risk of acquiring infectious illnesses such as the coronavirus.

Should you develop symptoms of an acute respiratory illness before, during or after travel, you are encouraged to seek medical attention and share your travel history with your healthcare provider.

Can pets at home spread the new coronavirus (COVID-19)?

At present, there is no evidence that companion animals/pets, such as dogs or cats, can be infected with the new coronavirus.

Is it safe to receive a letter or a package from China?

Yes, it is safe. People receiving packages from China are not at risk of contracting the new coronavirus. From previous analysis, we know coronaviruses do not survive long on objects, such as letters or packages.

Additional coronavirus (COVID-19) resources

A collection of links to the internets leading authorities on the coronavirus

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worldometers.info/coronavirus

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Oxford University Statistics & Research

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World Health Organisation

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD)

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cdc.gov

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National Department of Health

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coronavirus.gov

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whitehouse.gov