Media Release 9 May 2020


Testing Data
A total of 324 079 COVID-19 tests has been conducted, of which 16 327 are new tests from those reported yesterday.

 

Case Data
There are 525 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with the total number of confirmed cases at 9 420.

Province New cases Total cases Percentage total
Eastern Cape 89 1078 11,4
Free State 1 134 1,4
Gauteng 60 1910 20,3
KwaZulu-Natal 54 1308 13,9
Limpopo 7 51 0,5
Mpumalanga 1 61 0,6
North West 0 41 0,4
Northern Cape 1 28 0,3
Western Cape 312 4 809 51,1
Unknown 0 0 0,0
Total 525 9 420 100

Deaths and Recoveries
Total Deaths : 186
Total Recoveries : 3 983


We are saddened to report 8 new deaths, 7 from the Western Cape and 1 from KwaZulu Natal. We have also been advised that one of the deceased was a nurse at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town.

We pay special tribute to this health worker.

We express our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased and thank the health care workers who looked after these patients.


Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
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