Media Release
10 August 2020


As of today, a cumulative total of 563 598 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded.

Case Data

Province Total cases for 10 August 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 82578 14,7
Free State 28909 5,1
Gauteng 193561 34,3
KwaZulu-Natal 99386 17,6
Limpopo 10711 1,9
Mpumalanga 19455 3,5
North West 21933 3,9
Northern Cape 6802 1,2
Western Cape 100213 17,8
Unknown 50 0,0
Total 563598 100,0

 

Testing Data
The total number of tests conducted to date is 3 267 494 with 16 911 new tests conducted since the last report.

Reported Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably we report 213 new COVID-19 related deaths: 57 from Eastern Cape, 39 from Gauteng, 11 from KwaZulu Natal, 64 from the Free State, 10 from Mpumalanga, 30 from Western Cape and 2 from Northern Cape.

This brings the cumulative total of reported COVID-19 related deaths to 10 621

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 417 200 which translates to a recovery rate of 74%

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 2266 76886
Free State 414 13039
Gauteng 2618 145776
KwaZulu-Natal 1420 55155
Limpopo 127 8207
Mpumalanga 149 15833
North West 130 12136
Northern Cape 68 3307
Western Cape 3429 86861
Total 10621 417200

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health