Media Release
5 July 2020


As of today, the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 196 750 with 8 773 new cases reported.

 

Case Data

Province Total cases for 5 July 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 35648 18,1
Free State 2553 1,3
Gauteng 63404 32,2
KwaZulu-Natal 15146 7,7
Limpopo 1706 0,9
Mpumalanga 1965 1,0
North West 6063 3,1
Northern Cape 734 0,4
Western Cape 69531 35,3
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 196750 100,0

 

Testing Data
1 830 161
tests have been completed in total of which 38 083 new tests are reported.

Reported Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report a further 173 COVID-19 related deaths- 2 from Northern Cape, 10 from the Free State, 21 from KwaZulu Natal, 29 from Eastern Cape, 40 from Western Cape and 71 from Gauteng.

This brings the total deaths to 3199.

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

The number of recoveries is 93 315, which translates to a recovery rate of 47,4%

 

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 519 19490
Free State 19 455
Gauteng 353 16887
KwaZulu Natal 183 4197
Limpopo 10 635
Mpumalanga 7 621
North West 36 865
Northern Cape 6 237
Western Cape 2066 49928
Total 3199 93315

 

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS…