South Africa
Total New
Confirmed 3,994,223380
Active 9,274-2,314
Recovered 3,883,1402,678
Deaths 101,80916
Mortality rate2.5%
Tests 25,742,10910,961
Confirmed 553,424,100224,231
Active 18,793,482116,713
Recovered 528,271,127106,878
Deaths 6,359,491640
Mortality rate1.1%

How do we compare to the rest of the world?

Comparing countries

  • with largest confirmed cases (USA)
  • with the population similar to South Africa (59m)
    • Italy (60m)
    • Spain (47m)
    • UK (68m)

Hint: Click on the name in the legend to show/hide a country

Where are we on the "curve"?

And how do we compare to a country further ahead in the process, and the rest of the world?

Simulations - Flattening the curve and lockdown

Because of randomness, you may need to run the simulation multiple times to get some indication of the average expected outputs. There are 2 simulations, so you can compare 2 different scenarios.

  • People on locked down are quarantined
  • Once a person becomes infected, they quarantine themself
Office simulation - how may it affect your office, assuming 1 person is sick
  • You can modify a few more parameters here
  • Monitors days, and number of man-days lost

What is Coronavirus / Covid-19 / SARS-CoV-2?

Coronaviruses are a group of related viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, coronaviruses cause respiratory tract infections that can range from mild to lethal. Mild illnesses include some cases of the common cold (which has other possible causes, predominantly rhinoviruses), while more lethal varieties can cause SARS, MERS, and COVID-19.

They have characteristic club-shaped spikes that project from their surface, which in electron micrographs create an image reminiscent of the solar corona from which their name derives.

Source: Wikipedia

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Mortality rate is calculated as Deaths/Confirmed. This may underestimate mortality rate, as not all cases may have yet been closed. This is somewhat offset by the fact that it is probable that not all cases have been reported.


South African Covid-19 site

South African Government Website

National Institute for Communicable Diseases



Our World in data

European center for disease prevention and control

Western Cape government Coronavirus site

Covid-19 SA