Media Release
6 May 2020


As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 7808.


Case Data

Province COVID-19 Confirmed Cases
Eastern Cape 849
Free State 130
Gauteng 1720
KwaZulu-Natal 1189
Limpopo 40
Mpumalanga 57
North West 37
Northern Cape 26
Western Cape 3760
Unknown 0
Total 7808

Testing Data
A total of 279 379 tests have been conducted to date with 11 315 tests done in the past 24 hours

Reported COVID-19 Deaths:
Regrettably, we report 5 more COVID-19 related deaths: 2 from Western Cape, 1 from Limpopo Province and 2 from KwaZulu Natal. This brings the total national deaths to 153

We wish to express our condolences to the loved ones of the deceased and thank the health care workers who treated these patients.


We are, however, pleased to report
3153 recoveries

 

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 18 388
Free State 6 102
Gauteng 15 1036
KwaZulu Natal 38 420
Limpopo 3 27
Mpumalanga 0 22
North West 0 20
Northern Cape 0 16
Western Cape 73 1122
Total 153 3153

 

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS…