Media Release
12 August 2020


As of today, a cumulative total of 568 919 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded.

Case Data

Province Total cases for 12 August 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 82779 14,6
Free State 29578 5,2
Gauteng 194685 34,2
KwaZulu-Natal 101499 17,8
Limpopo 10875 1,9
Mpumalanga 19755 3,5
North West 22205 3,9
Northern Cape 6957 1,2
Western Cape 100536 17,7
Unknown 50 0,0
Total 568919 100,

 

Testing Data
The total number of tests conducted to date is 3 295 434 with 16 457 new tests conducted since the last report.

Reported Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably we report 259 new COVID-19 related deaths: 46 from Eastern Cape, 108 from Gauteng, 74 from KwaZulu Natal, 31 from Western Cape.

This brings the cumulative total of reported COVID-19 related deaths to 11 010

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 432 029 which translates to a recovery rate of 75,9%.

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 2332 78210
Free State 414 14522
Gauteng 2761 152061
KwaZulu-Natal 1524 56758
Limpopo 127 8901
Mpumalanga 149 16658
North West 150 12486
Northern Cape 68 3698
Western Cape 3485 88735
Total 11010 432029

 

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health