Spread of the corona virus in South AfricaCurrently: 1.6 new infections per day per 100,000 inhabitants
By April 12th, 2021, 1558458 infected persons and 53322 deaths have been reported in the country. The first confirmed infections were reported in March 2020, which is the date of the official notification. An additional 10-14 days are calculated for noticing one's own infection, the doctor's appointment, the laboratory test and, above all, the period from the infection until the first symptoms appear.
The total of 1,558,458 infected people represent 2.7% of the country's total population. The number of new infections during the 14th calendar week (04/05/2021 to 04/11/2021) was 6,494 , representing 1.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants per day.
The first graph shows the number of reported infections per calendar week. The second graph below the number of deaths.
Mortality rate of infected personsFrom the previously infected and deceased people, in South Africa results in a mortality rate of 3.4%. However, it should be borne in mind that death occurs an average of 19 days after the first symptoms appear. The time of the actual infection is therefore followed by several days until a person affected has a medical test carried out and the results are available.
Due to the current corona pandemic, we update the worldwide case numbers weekly. A list of all infected and dead people by country can be found on our Corona virus topic page.
Weight and size
|Body height||169 cm||158 cm|
|Weight||71.9 kg||74.1 kg|
|South Africa||Ø worldwide|
|HIV / Aids||0.69%||0.04%|
* The number of people suffering from diabetes refers only to inhabitants aged between 20 and 79 years.
|South Africa||Ø worldwide|
* DTP is a three times combined basic vaccination against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus, which should be given to children up to the age of 23 months.
In South Africa, 31.4% of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
14 percent of newborns are underweight.
Medical suppliesThe medical care provided by doctors and hospitals in South Africa is above average, but is not as good as the average within the EU. The country provides 2.8 hospital beds per 1000 inhabitants. The global mean here is 2.7 beds. Within the EU, 5.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.
With about 53,300 physicians in South Africa, there are about 0.91 doctors per 1000 inhabitants. Here again the comparison: worldwide this standard is 1.50 physicians per 1000 inhabitants and in the EU even 3.57.
Through medical care, the mortality rate of major known diseases can be reduced as far as possible. For example, only about 26 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) currently die.