Media Release
23 July 2020


As announced by His Excellency President MC Ramaphosa, a cumulative total of 408 052 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded with 13 104 new cases identified.

Case Data

Province Total cases for 23 July 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 69445 17,0
Free State 13443 3,3
Gauteng 148854 36,5
KwaZulu-Natal 53406 13,1
Limpopo 6068 1,5
Mpumalanga 8987 2,2
North West 15901 3,9
Northern Cape 2970 0,7
Western Cape 88928 21,8
Unknown 50 0,0
Total 408052 100,0

 

Testing Data
The total number of tests conducted to date is 2 632 106 with 46 632 new tests conducted since the last report

 

Reported Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably we report 153 new COVID-19 related deaths: 48 from Eastern Cape, 31 from Gauteng, 38 from KwaZulu Natal, 8 from Northern Cape, 28 from Western Cape.

This brings the cumulative number of deaths to 6 093.

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 currently stands at 236 260 which translates to a recovery rate of 58%

 

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 1393 53591
Free State 62 1821
Gauteng 1187 77397
KwaZulu-Natal 515 18786
Limpopo 33 2781
Mpumalanga 52 4018
North West 48 4019
Northern Cape 23 1152
Western Cape 2780 72695
Total 6093 236260

Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
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