Media Release
9 August 2020


As of today, a cumulative total of 559 858 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded with 6 670 new cases identified.

Case Data

Province Total cases for 09 August 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 82401 14,7
Free State 28370 5,1
Gauteng 192767 34,4
KwaZulu-Natal 98068 17,5
Limpopo 10546 1,9
Mpumalanga 19239 3,4
North West 21837 3,9
Northern Cape 6621 1,2
Western Cape 99959 17,9
Unknown 50 0,0
Total 559858 100,0

 

Testing Data
The total number of tests conducted to date is 3 250 583 with 30 318 new tests conducted since the last report.

Reported Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably we report 198 new COVID-19 related deaths: 80 from Eastern Cape, 32 from Gauteng, 63 from KwaZulu Natal and 23 from Western Cape,

This brings the cumulative total of reported COVID-19 related deaths to 10 408

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 411 147 which translates to a recovery rate of 73%.

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 2209 76061
Free State 350 12642
Gauteng 2579 143068
KwaZulu-Natal 1409 55065
Limpopo 127 7813
Mpumalanga 139 14592
North West 130 11923
Northern Cape 66 3306
Western Cape 3399 86677
Total 10408 411147

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health