Media Release
26 June 2020


As of today, the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 124 590.

Case Data

Province Total cases for 26 June 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 21938 17,6
Free State 1069 0,9
Gauteng 31344 25,2
KwaZulu-Natal 7090 5,7
Limpopo 798 0,6
Mpumalanga 855 0,7
North West 3218 2,6
Northern Cape 337 0,3
Western Cape 57941 46,5
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 124590 100,0

 

Testing Data
1 493 104
tests have been completed in total of which 33 092 new tests are reported.

Reported Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report a further 48 COVID-19 related deaths- 8 from Eastern Cape and 40 from Western Cape. This brings the total deaths to 2 340.

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 1,9%

The number of recoveries is 64 111 which translates to a recovery rate of 51,5%

 

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 371 11349
Free State 9 318
Gauteng 149 7132
KwaZulu Natal 106 3197
Limpopo 5 348
Mpumalanga 2 239
North West 5 421
Northern Cape 1 128
Western Cape 1692 40979
Total 2340 64111

 

Age Distribution Deaths:

Age Deaths Percentage
0-9 3 0,1
10-19 5 0,2
20-29 34 1,5
30-39 134 5,7
40-49 295 12,6
50-59 565 24,1
60-69 620 26,5
70-79 414 17,7
80-89 200 8,5
90-99 55 2,4
100- 109 1 0,1
Unknown 14 0,6
2340 100

 

Gender Distribution Deaths:

Male (%) Female (%) Unknown Total
1224 (52,3%) 1114 (47,6%) 2 (0,1) 2340

 

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS…