Media Release
15 August 2020


As announced by His Excellency President MC Ramaphosa, as of today, a cumulative total of 583 653 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded 4 513 new cases identified

Case Data

Province Total cases for 15 August 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 83671 14,3
Free State 31465 5,4
Gauteng 198671 34,0
KwaZulu-Natal 104619 17,9
Limpopo 11445 2,0
Mpumalanga 20915 3,6
North West 23093 4,0
Northern Cape 7735 1,3
Western Cape 101989 17,5
Unknown 50 0,0
Total 583653 100,0

 

Testing Data
The total number of tests conducted to date is 3 378 029 with 26 918 new tests conducted since the last report

Reported Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably we report a further 121 COVID-19 related deaths- 5 from Eastern Cape, 21 from Gauteng, 34 from KwaZulu-Natal, 18 from Limpopo, 17 from Free State and 26 from Western Cape.

This brings the total COVID-19 related cumulative deaths to 11 677

We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased.

The recoveries now stand at 466 941 which translates to a recovery rate of 80%

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 2447 78862
Free State 513 15819
Gauteng 2888 158705
KwaZulu-Natal 1651 77838
Limpopo 159 10039
Mpumalanga 189 17969
North West 176 13073
Northern Cape 94 3984
Western Cape 3560 90652
Total 11677 466941

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
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