3 June 2020
As of today, the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 37 525
|Province||Total cases for 3 June 2020||Percentage total|
We note the same pattern that drove up the outbreak in Western Cape is building up in the Eastern Cape. The two provinces now consist of 78% of all positive cases Additional attention is being directed to Eastern Cape to ensure the province can adequately respond to limit escalation of infection.
A total of 785 979 tests have been processed cumulatively of which 24 445 tests have been conducted since the last report
Reported COVID-19 Deaths:
Regrettably, we report 37 more COVID-19 related deaths: 7 in the Eastern Cape, 1 in KwaZulu Natal and 29 in Western Cape.
This brings the total national deaths to 792
We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased.
The recoveries to date are 19 682– this translates to a recovery rate of 52,45%.
The provincial breakdown is as follows:
Age Distribution Deaths:
Gender Distribution Deaths:
|Male (%)||Female (%)||Total|
|417 (52,7%)||375 (47,3%)||792|
Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health