Media Release
27 July 2020


As of today, a cumulative total of 452 529 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded.

Case Data

Province Total cases for 27 July 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 74231 16,4
Free State 17222 3,8
Gauteng 162319 35,9
KwaZulu-Natal 65982 14,6
Limpopo 7260 1,6
Mpumalanga 11386 2,5
North West 17604 3,9
Northern Cape 3875 0,9
Western Cape 92600 20,5
Unknown 50 0,0
Total 452529 100,0

 

Testing Data
The total number of tests conducted to date is 2 802 211 with 28 433 new tests conducted since the last report.

Reported Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably we report 298 new COVID-19 related deaths: 77 from Eastern Cape, 61 from Gauteng, 9 from KwaZulu Natal, 36 from Western Cape,13 from Mpumalanga, 91 from the Free State and 11 from North West.

This brings the cumulative number of deaths to 7 067.

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 274 925 which translates to a recovery rate of 61%

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 1534 58685
Free State 154 2087
Gauteng 1625 97485
KwaZulu-Natal 623 24350
Limpopo 67 3565
Mpumalanga 65 5494
North West 59 6441
Northern Cape 29 1223
Western Cape 2911 75595
Total 7067 274925

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
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