Media Release
17 June 2020


As announced by his Excellency, President MC Ramaphosa, the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa today is 80 412

 

Case Data

Province Total cases for 17 June 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 11919 14,8
Free State 608 0,8
Gauteng 14620 18,2
KwaZulu-Natal 4238 5,3
Limpopo 416 0,5
Mpumalanga 391 0,5
North West 1402 1,7
Northern Cape 211 0,3
Western Cape 46555 57,9
Unknown 52 0,1
Total 80412 100,0

 

Testing Data

Reported Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report a further 49 COVID-19 related deaths- 6 from Eastern Cape and 43 from Western Cape. This brings the total deaths to 1674.

We wish to convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased.


The mortality rate is 2.1%
We also recognize that the number of recoveries continues to rise as well, with the total number to date at 44 331. This translates to a recovery rate of 55.1%.

Therefore, we currently have 34 407 active cases.

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 251 5845
Free State 9 222
Gauteng 87 3716
KwaZulu Natal 73 2133
Limpopo 4 218
Mpumalanga 1 146
North West 5 175
Northern Cape 1 52
Western Cape 1243 31824
Total 1674 44331

 

Age Distribution Deaths:

Age Deaths Percentage
0-9 3 0,2
10-19 5 0,3
20-29 23 1,4
30-39 100 6,0
40-49 216 12,9
50-59 414 24,7
60-69 445 26,6
70-79 290 17,3
80-89 131 7,8
90-99 38 2,3
Uknown 9 0,5
1674 100

 

Gender Distribution Deaths:

Male (%) Female (%) Unknown Total
874 (52,2%) 798 (47,7%) 2 (0,1) 1674

 

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS…