Media Release
5 August 2020


As of today, a cumulative total of 529 877 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded.

Case Data

Province Total cases for 05 August 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 80400 15,2
Free State 25232 4,8
Gauteng 185282 35,0
KwaZulu-Natal 87798 16,6
Limpopo 9625 1,8
Mpumalanga 17135 3,2
North West 20686 3,9
Northern Cape 5638 1,1
Western Cape 98031 18,5
Unknown 50 0,0
Total 529877 100,0

 

Testing Data
The total number of tests conducted to date is 3 113 191 with 34 989 new tests conducted since the last report.

Reported Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably we report 414 new COVID-19 related deaths: 135 from Eastern Cape, 45 from Gauteng, 62 from KwaZulu Natal, 34 from Western Cape, 16 from Mpumalanga and 122 from the Free State.

This brings the cumulative number of deaths to 9 298.

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 377 266 which translates to a recovery rate of 71%.

 

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 1967 72570
Free State 327 10582
Gauteng 2313 129375
KwaZulu-Natal 1038 51857
Limpopo 90 5620
Mpumalanga 139 11632
North West 109 9243
Northern Cape 36 2859
Western Cape 3279 83528
Total 9298 377266

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS…