Media Release
7 August 2020


As of today, a cumulative total of 545 476 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded with 7 292 new cases identified.

Case Data

Province Total cases for 06 August 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 81615 15,0
Free State 26877 4,9
Gauteng 189159 34,7
KwaZulu-Natal 92844 17,0
Limpopo 10138 1,9
Mpumalanga 18266 3,3
North West 21315 3,9
Northern Cape 6185 1,1
Western Cape 99027 18,2
Unknown 50 0,0
Total 545476 100,0

 

Testing Data
The total number of tests conducted to date is 3 183 658 with 33 851 new tests conducted since the last report.

 

Reported Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably we report 305 new COVID-19 related deaths: 57 from Eastern Cape, 136 from Gauteng, 76 from KwaZulu Natal, 29 from Western Cape and 7 from Northern Cape.

This brings the cumulative number of deaths to 9 909.

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 394 759 which translates to a recovery rate of 72%.

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 2090 74936
Free State 350 11832
Gauteng 2524 135485
KwaZulu-Natal 1192 53509
Limpopo 90 6876
Mpumalanga 139 13322
North West 109 10182
Northern Cape 61 3089
Western Cape 3354 85528
Total 9909 394759

 

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS…