Media Release
18 June 2020


As of today, the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 83 890

 

Case Data

Province Total cases for 18 June 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 12639 15,1
Free State 649 0,8
Gauteng 15898 19,0
KwaZulu-Natal 4360 5,2
Limpopo 489 0,6
Mpumalanga 461 0,5
North West 1606 1,9
Northern Cape 214 0,3
Western Cape 47522 56,6
Unknown 52 0,1
Total 83890 100,0

 

Testing Data
1 228 098
tests have been completed in total of which 27 362 new tests are reported.

Reported Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report a further 63 COVID-19 related deaths- 6 from Eastern Cape and 57 from Western Cape. This brings the total deaths to 1 737.


We wish to express 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%
The number of recoveries is 44 920, which translates to a recovery rate of 53,5%

 

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 257 6331
Free State 9 235
Gauteng 87 3756
KwaZulu Natal 73 2133
Limpopo 4 229
Mpumalanga 1 156
North West 5 175
Northern Cape 1 81
Western Cape 1300 31824
Total 1737 44920

 

Age Distribution Deaths:

Age Deaths Percentage
0-9 3 0,2
10-19 5 0,3
20-29 24 1,4
30-39 103 6,0
40-49 223 12,8
50-59 428 24,6
60-69 458 26,4
70-79 303 17,4
80-89 140 8,0
90-99 41 2,4
Uknown 9 0,5
1737 100

 

Gender Distribution Deaths:

Male (%) Female (%) Unknown Total
903 (52%) 832 (47,9%) 2 (0,1) 1737

 

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS…