Media Release
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

Case Data

Province Total cases for 6 July 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 38081 18,5
Free State 2804 1,4
Gauteng 66891 32,5
KwaZulu-Natal 15819 7,7
Limpopo 1785 0,9
Mpumalanga 2173 1,1
North West 6410 3,1
Northern Cape 820 0,4
Western Cape 70938 34,5
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 205721 100,0

 

Testing Data
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:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 528 19863
Free State 19 479
Gauteng 403 19779
KwaZulu Natal 183 4811
Limpopo 27 653
Mpumalanga 7 651
North West 36 1104
Northern Cape 6 237
Western Cape 2101 50271
Total 3310 97848

 

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
ENDS…