Media Release
1 August 2020


Today South Africa has exceeded the half a million mark with a cumulative total of 503 290 confirmed COVID-19 cases recorded.

Case Data

Province Total cases for 01 August 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 78782 15,7
Free State 22308 4,4
Gauteng 178119 35,4
KwaZulu-Natal 79607 15,8
Limpopo 8879 1,8
Mpumalanga 14681 2,9
North West 19714 3,9
Northern Cape 4961 1,0
Western Cape 96189 19,1
Unknown 50 0,0
Total 503290 100,0

 

Testing Data
The total number of tests conducted to date is 3 001 985 with 42 450 new tests conducted since the last report.

Reported Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably we report 148 new COVID-19 related deaths: 36 from Eastern Cape, 40 from Gauteng, 41 from KwaZulu Natal, 24 from Western Cape and 7 from Northern Cape.

This brings the cumulative number of deaths to 8153.

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 342 461 which translates to a recovery rate of 68%.

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 1744 66543
Free State 154 8897
Gauteng 2075 126784
KwaZulu-Natal 844 36358
Limpopo 67 5044
Mpumalanga 78 8124
North West 81 8444
Northern Cape 36 1517
Western Cape 3074 80750
Total 8153 342461

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS…