11 June 2020
As of today, the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 58 568
|Province||Total cases for 11 June 2020||Percentage total|
Today we have reached a milestone- over one million tests have been completed. This was no small feat and I would like to pay tribute to all the technicians and pathologists in the NHLS and Private laboratories and all the staff who work in the most risky environment, 24 hours a day, to churn out these results.
South Africa was one of the first off the mass testing mark and we were the first country to do community screening and testing. I would also like to thank the drivers from NHLS, who have been responsible for getting all 67 mobile units to all the districts and who continue to move vehicles between provinces to areas of greatest need.
I would also like to thank the labs for the hard work that is being done now to clear the backlog and improve turnaround times for processing of specimens.
1 028 399 tests have been conducted cumulatively of which 29 999 were conducted since the last report.
Reported COVID-19 Deaths and Recoveries:
Regrettably, we report a further 74 COVID-19 related deaths: 39 from Western Cape, 31 from the Eastern Cape, and 4 from North West.
This brings the total national deaths to 1284 with a mortality rate of 2,2%.
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 33 252– this translates to a recovery rate of 56,8%
The provincial breakdown is as follows:
Age Distribution Deaths:
Gender Distribution Deaths:
|Male (%)||Female (%)||Unknown||Total|
|653 (50,9%)||630 (49,0%)||1 (0,1%)||1284|
Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health