Media Release
16 August 2020


As of today, a cumulative total of 587 345 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded with 3 692 new cases identified.

Case Data

Province Total cases for 16 August 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 84006 14,3
Free State 31870 5,4
Gauteng 199635 34,0
KwaZulu-Natal 105383 17,9
Limpopo 11573 2,0
Mpumalanga 21289 3,6
North West 23250 4,0
Northern Cape 7840 1,3
Western Cape 102449 17,4
Unknown 50 0,0
Total 587345 100,0

 

Testing Data
The total number of tests conducted to date is 3 400 638 with 22 609 new tests conducted since the last report

Reported Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably we report a further 162 COVID-19 related deaths- 70 from Eastern Cape, 27 from Gauteng, 21 from KwaZulu-Natal, 6 from Free State, 18 from North West and 20 from Western Cape.

This brings the total COVID-19 related cumulative deaths to 11 839

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 472 377 which translates to a recovery rate of 80%

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 2517 78862
Free State 519 15819
Gauteng 2915 159712
KwaZulu-Natal 1672 78909
Limpopo 159 10281
Mpumalanga 189 18430
North West 194 14980
Northern Cape 94 4515
Western Cape 3580 90869
Total 11 839 47237

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
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