Media Release
6 August 2020


As of today, a cumulative total of 538 184 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded.

Case Data

Province Total cases for 06 August 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 81014 15,1
Free State 26123 4,9
Gauteng 187631 34,9
KwaZulu-Natal 90115 16,7
Limpopo 9873 1,8
Mpumalanga 17803 3,3
North West 21044 3,9
Northern Cape 5932 1,1
Western Cape 98599 18,3
Unknown 50 0,0
Total 538184 100,0

 

Testing Data
The total number of tests conducted to date is 3 149 807 with 36 616 new tests conducted since the last report.

 

Reported Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably we report 306 new COVID-19 related deaths: 66 from Eastern Cape, 75 from Gauteng, 78 from KwaZulu Natal, 46 from Western Cape, 23 from Free State and 18 from Northern Cape.

This brings the cumulative number of deaths to 9 604.

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 387 316 which translates to a recovery rate of 72%.

 

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 2033 74004
Free State 350 11575
Gauteng 2388 132002
KwaZulu-Natal 1116 53444
Limpopo 90 6876
Mpumalanga 139 12290
North West 109 9527
Northern Cape 54 3069
Western Cape 3325 84529
Total 9604 387316

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS…