6 July 2020
Today we have breached the 200 000 mark, recording a cumulative total of 205 721 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa
|Province||Total cases for 6 July 2020||Percentage total|
1 864 111 tests have been completed in total of which 33 950 new tests are reported
Reported Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report a further 111 COVID-19 related deaths- 9 from Eastern Cape, 17 from Limpopo, 35 from Western Cape and 50 from Gauteng.
This brings the total deaths to 3 310.
The number of recoveries is 97 848, which translates to a recovery rate of 47,6%
The provincial breakdown is as follows:
It is with profound sadness that we learnt of the passing on of one of South Africa’s leading talents: the MEC of Co-operative Governance, Human Settlement and Traditional Affairs in the North West- Mr. Gordon Kegakilwe.
MEC Kegakilwe succumbed to COVID-19 today after a short battle with pneumonia.
He was admitted yesterday in a private hospital in Vryburg and was subsequently transferred to Klerksdorp where he suffered a cardiac arrest on arrival. He was a tried and tested leader with an illustrious political career that led to his occupancy of this key position in provincial leadership. It is crushing to lose such talent at the prime of his life.
We convey our heartfelt condolences to the family of MEC Kegakilwe as well as his beloved friends, colleagues and comrades. We extend our condolences to all the families, relatives, friends and colleagues who have lost their loved ones.
May their souls Rest In Peace.
Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health