Media Release
16 July 2020


As of today, a cumulative total of 324 221 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded, with 13 172 new cases identified.

Case Data

Province Total cases for 16 July 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 57186 17,6
Free State 7312 2,3
Gauteng 117895 36,4
KwaZulu-Natal 35604 11,0
Limpopo 3883 1,2
Mpumalanga 5572 1,7
North West 11891 3,7
Northern Cape 1831 0,6
Western Cape 82986 25,6
Unknown 61 0,0
Total 324221 100,0

 

Testing Data
The total number of tests conducted to date is 2 324 923 with 46 796 new tests conducted since the last report

Reported Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report a further 216 COVID-19 related deaths: 7 from Mpumalanga, 10 from the Free State, 41 from KwaZulu-Natal, 25 from Eastern Cape, 47 from Western Cape and 86 from Gauteng Province.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 4 669.

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

The number of recoveries is 165 591, which translates to a recovery rate of 51%

 

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 763 39865
Free State 45 1033
Gauteng 853 45743
KwaZulu-Natal 358 8968
Limpopo 33 1492
Mpumalanga 40 1464
North West 48 2694
Northern Cape 15 601
Western Cape 2514 63731
Total 4669 165591

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
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