Media Release
3 August 2020


As of today, a cumulative total of 516 862 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded.

Case Data

Province Total cases for 03 August 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 79674 15,4
Free State 23705 4,6
Gauteng 181946 35,2
KwaZulu-Natal 84361 16,3
Limpopo 9204 1,8
Mpumalanga 15395 3,0
North West 20149 3,9
Northern Cape 5302 1,0
Western Cape 97076 18,8
Unknown 50 0,0
Total 516862 100,0

 

Testing Data
The total number of tests conducted to date is 3 058 695 with 21 916 new tests conducted since the last report.

 

Reported Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably we report 173 new COVID-19 related deaths: 20 from Eastern Cape, 37 from Gauteng, 12 from KwaZulu Natal, 31 from Western Cape, 28 from the North West and 45 from  Mpumalanga.

This brings the cumulative number of deaths to 8 539.

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 358 037 which translates to a recovery rate of 69%.

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 1789 70074
Free State 205 10149
Gauteng 2152 126784
KwaZulu-Natal 887 44266
Limpopo 90 5524
Mpumalanga 123 8674
North West 109 8872
Northern Cape 36 2381
Western Cape 3148 81313
Total 8539 358037

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS…