5 August 2020
As of today, a cumulative total of 529 877 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded.
|Province||Total cases for 05 August 2020||Percentage total|
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:
Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health