Media Release
28 July 2020


As of today, a cumulative total of 459 761 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded.

Case Data

Province Total cases for 28 July 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 75067 16,3
Free State 18134 3,9
Gauteng 164584 35,8
KwaZulu-Natal 68101 14,8
Limpopo 7502 1,6
Mpumalanga 11552 2,5
North West 17791 3,9
Northern Cape 3997 0,9
Western Cape 92983 20,2
Unknown 50 0,0
Total 459761 100,0

 

Testing Data
The total number of tests conducted to date is 2 830 635 with 28 424 new tests conducted since the last report.

Reported Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably we report 190 new COVID-19 related deaths: 11 from Eastern Cape, 55 from Gauteng, 62 from KwaZulu Natal, 49 from Western Cape, and 13 from North West.

This brings the cumulative number of deaths to 7 257.

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 287 313 which translates to a recovery rate of 62,5%

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 1545 60745
Free State 154 2178
Gauteng 1680 102614
KwaZulu-Natal 685 27682
Limpopo 67 3565
Mpumalanga 65 5812
North West 72 6638
Northern Cape 29 1244
Western Cape 2960 76835
Total 7257 287313

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
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