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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
159,333
+0 (24h)
Deaths
2,749
+0 (24h)
Recovered
76,025
47.71%
Active
80,559
50.56%

Worldwide

Cases
10,929,935
+134,773 (24h)
Deaths
521,600
+3,542 (24h)
Recovered
5,901,878
54%
Active
4,506,457
41.23%
Track COVID-19

  • Country
    Cases
    Deaths
    Recovered
  • USA
    2,811,200
    131,175
    1,177,511
  • Brazil
    1,476,884
    61,314
    916,147
  • Russia
    661,165
    9,683
    428,978
  • India
    627,168
    18,225
    379,902
  • UK
    313,483
    43,906
  • Spain
    297,183
    28,368
  • Peru
    288,477
    9,860
    178,245
  • Chile
    284,541
    5,920
    249,247
  • Italy
    240,961
    34,818
    191,083
  • Iran
    232,863
    11,106
    194,098
  • Mexico
    231,770
    28,510
    138,319
  • Pakistan
    217,809
    4,473
    104,694
  • Turkey
    202,284
    5,167
    176,965
  • Saudi Arabia
    197,608
    1,752
    137,669
  • Germany
    196,594
    9,063
    180,300
  • France
    166,378
    29,875
    76,802
  • South Africa
    159,333
    2,749
    76,025
  • Bangladesh
    153,277
    1,926
    66,442
  • Canada
    104,643
    8,637
    68,217
  • Colombia
    102,009
    3,470
    43,407
  • Qatar
    97,897
    118
    86,597
  • China
    83,537
    4,634
    78,487
  • Egypt
    71,299
    3,120
    19,288
  • Sweden
    69,692
    5,370
  • Argentina
    67,197
    1,363
    24,186
  • Belarus
    62,698
    405
    48,738
  • Belgium
    61,598
    9,761
    17,044
  • Ecuador
    59,468
    4,639
    28,032
  • Indonesia
    59,394
    2,987
    26,667
  • Iraq
    53,708
    2,160
    27,912
  • Netherlands
    50,335
    6,113
  • UAE
    49,469
    317
    38,664
  • Kuwait
    47,859
    359
    38,390
  • Ukraine
    45,887
    1,185
    20,053
  • Singapore
    44,310
    26
    39,429
  • Portugal
    42,782
    1,587
    28,097
  • Kazakhstan
    42,574
    188
    25,533
  • Oman
    42,555
    188
    25,318
  • Philippines
    38,805
    1,274
    10,673
  • Poland
    35,146
    1,492
    22,209
  • Panama
    34,463
    645
    15,945
  • Bolivia
    34,227
    1,201
    9,764
  • Dominican Republic
    34,197
    765
    18,141
  • Afghanistan
    32,022
    807
    16,041
  • Switzerland
    31,967
    1,965
    29,200
  • Romania
    27,746
    1,687
    19,363
  • Bahrain
    27,414
    93
    21,948
  • Armenia
    26,658
    459
    15,036
  • Nigeria
    26,484
    603
    10,152
  • Israel
    26,452
    324
    17,481
  • Ireland
    25,477
    1,738
    23,364
  • Honduras
    20,262
    542
    2,123
  • Guatemala
    19,011
    817
    3,231
  • Japan
    18,723
    974
    16,731
  • Azerbaijan
    18,684
    228
    10,425
  • Ghana
    18,134
    117
    13,550
  • Austria
    17,941
    705
    16,514
  • Moldova
    17,150
    560
    9,846
  • Serbia
    15,195
    287
    12,912
  • Algeria
    14,657
    928
    10,342
  • Nepal
    14,519
    31
    5,320
  • Morocco
    12,969
    229
    9,090
  • S. Korea
    12,904
    282
    11,684
  • Denmark
    12,815
    606
    11,769
  • Cameroon
    12,592
    313
    10,100
  • Czechia
    12,116
    353
    7,821
  • Côte d'Ivoire
    9,702
    68
    4,381
  • Sudan
    9,573
    602
    4,606
  • Uzbekistan
    8,996
    27
    5,892
  • Norway
    8,902
    251
    8,138
  • Malaysia
    8,643
    121
    8,437
  • Australia
    8,001
    104
    7,090
  • Finland
    7,241
    328
    6,700
  • DRC
    7,189
    176
    2,317
  • Senegal
    7,054
    121
    4,599
  • El Salvador
    7,000
    191
    4,115
  • Kenya
    6,941
    152
    2,109
  • Macedonia
    6,625
    321
    2,748
  • Kyrgyzstan
    6,261
    66
    2,530
  • Venezuela
    6,062
    54
    1,649
  • Tajikistan
    6,058
    52
    4,690
  • Haiti
    6,040
    107
    1,032
  • Ethiopia
    5,846
    103
    2,430
  • Gabon
    5,513
    42
    2,508
  • Guinea
    5,450
    33
    4,392
  • Bulgaria
    5,154
    232
    2,722
  • Bosnia
    4,788
    189
    2,515
  • Djibouti
    4,715
    55
    4,564
  • Mauritania
    4,606
    129
    1,727
  • French Guiana
    4,444
    16
    1,680
  • Luxembourg
    4,395
    110
    4,012
  • Hungary
    4,166
    587
    2,721
  • Costa Rica
    4,023
    17
    1,589
  • Central African Republic
    3,788
    47
    810
  • Greece
    3,458
    192
    1,374
  • Thailand
    3,179
    58
    3,059
  • Palestine
    3,080
    8
    460
  • Somalia
    2,944
    90
    951
  • Croatia
    2,912
    110
    2,155
  • Albania
    2,662
    69
    1,559
  • Mayotte
    2,650
    35
    2,341
  • Nicaragua
    2,519
    83
    1,238
  • Madagascar
    2,403
    24
    1,040
  • Maldives
    2,400
    10
    1,969
  • Cuba
    2,353
    86
    2,221
  • Paraguay
    2,303
    19
    1,108
  • Mali
    2,260
    117
    1,502
  • Sri Lanka
    2,066
    11
    1,827
  • South Sudan
    2,021
    38
    333
  • Equatorial Guinea
    2,001
    32
    515
  • Estonia
    1,990
    69
    1,842
  • Iceland
    1,850
    10
    1,828
  • Lithuania
    1,825
    78
    1,536
  • Lebanon
    1,796
    35
    1,242
  • Slovakia
    1,700
    28
    1,466
  • Guinea-Bissau
    1,654
    24
    317
  • Slovenia
    1,634
    111
    1,384
  • Zambia
    1,632
    30
    1,348
  • New Zealand
    1,530
    22
    1,490
  • Sierra Leone
    1,518
    60
    1,007
  • Congo
    1,382
    41
    486
  • Malawi
    1,342
    16
    271
  • Cabo Verde
    1,301
    15
    629
  • Hong Kong
    1,243
    7
    1,120
  • Yemen
    1,221
    325
    513
  • Benin
    1,199
    21
    333
  • Tunisia
    1,178
    50
    1,039
  • Jordan
    1,136
    9
    889
  • Latvia
    1,122
    30
    988
  • Niger
    1,075
    67
    947
  • Rwanda
    1,063
    3
    493
  • Cyprus
    999
    19
    833
  • Burkina Faso
    967
    53
    846
  • Uruguay
    943
    28
    825
  • Georgia
    939
    15
    817
  • Mozambique
    918
    6
    249
  • Uganda
    902
    0
    847
  • Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
    874
    25
    223
  • Swaziland
    873
    11
    452
  • Chad
    868
    74
    785
  • Andorra
    855
    52
    799
  • Liberia
    819
    37
    338
  • Sao Tome and Principe
    715
    13
    252
  • Diamond Princess
    712
    13
    651
  • Jamaica
    707
    10
    555
  • San Marino
    698
    42
    656
  • Malta
    671
    9
    649
  • Togo
    667
    14
    424
  • Zimbabwe
    617
    7
    173
  • Montenegro
    616
    12
    315
  • Channel Islands
    571
    47
    512
  • Suriname
    535
    13
    242
  • Réunion
    531
    2
    472
  • Tanzania
    509
    21
    183
  • Taiwan
    448
    7
    438
  • Vietnam
    355
    0
    336
  • Mauritius
    341
    10
    330
  • Isle of Man
    336
    24
    312
  • Syrian Arab Republic
    312
    9
    113
  • Myanmar
    304
    6
    223
  • Comoros
    303
    7
    200
  • Namibia
    293
    0
    24
  • Angola
    291
    15
    97
  • Guyana
    248
    13
    116
  • Martinique
    242
    14
    98
  • Botswana
    227
    1
    28
  • Mongolia
    220
    0
    177
  • Eritrea
    215
    0
    56
  • Cayman Islands
    201
    1
    193
  • Faroe Islands
    187
    0
    187
  • Guadeloupe
    182
    14
    157
  • Gibraltar
    178
    0
    176
  • Burundi
    170
    1
    115
  • Bermuda
    146
    9
    135
  • Brunei
    141
    3
    138
  • Cambodia
    141
    0
    131
  • Trinidad and Tobago
    130
    8
    115
  • Monaco
    106
    4
    95
  • Aruba
    104
    3
    98
  • Bahamas
    104
    11
    89
  • Barbados
    97
    7
    90
  • Liechtenstein
    82
    1
    81
  • Seychelles
    81
    0
    11
  • Bhutan
    77
    0
    50
  • Sint Maarten
    77
    15
    62
  • Antigua and Barbuda
    69
    3
    23
  • French Polynesia
    62
    0
    60
  • Gambia
    55
    2
    27
  • Macao
    46
    0
    45
  • Saint Martin
    43
    3
    37
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
    42
    2
    11
  • Lesotho
    35
    0
    11
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    29
    0
    29
  • Belize
    28
    2
    18
  • Timor-Leste
    24
    0
    24
  • Curaçao
    23
    1
    19
  • Grenada
    23
    0
    23
  • New Caledonia
    21
    0
    21
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
    19
    0
    19
  • Saint Lucia
    19
    0
    19
  • Dominica
    18
    0
    18
  • Fiji
    18
    0
    18
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
    15
    0
    15
  • Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
    13
    0
    13
  • Greenland
    13
    0
    13
  • Holy See (Vatican City State)
    12
    0
    12
  • Montserrat
    11
    1
    10
  • Papua New Guinea
    11
    0
    8
  • Western Sahara
    10
    1
    8
  • MS Zaandam
    9
    2
  • British Virgin Islands
    8
    1
    7
  • Caribbean Netherlands
    7
    0
    7
  • St. Barth
    6
    0
    6
  • Anguilla
    3
    0
    3
  • Saint Pierre Miquelon
    1
    0
    1
Total
10,929,935
521,600
6,107,727

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