Media Release
17 August 2020


As of today, a cumulative total of 589 886 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded with 2 541 new cases identified.

Case Data

Province Total cases for 17 August 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 84092 14,3
Free State 32304 5,5
Gauteng 200237 33,9
KwaZulu-Natal 106037 18,0
Limpopo 11757 2,0
Mpumalanga 21474 3,6
North West 23305 4,0
Northern Cape 8021 1,4
Western Cape 102609 17,4
Unknown 50 0,0
Total 589886 100,0

 

Testing Data
The total number of tests conducted to date is 3 415 670 with 15 032 new tests conducted since the last report

 

Reported Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably we report a further 143 COVID-19 related deaths- 50 from Eastern Cape, 14 from Gauteng, 14 from KwaZulu-Natal, 3 from Northern Cape, 5 from Free State, 25 from Mpumalanga and 32 from Western Cape.

This brings the total COVID-19 related cumulative deaths to 11 982

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 477 671 which translates to a recovery rate of 80%

 

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 2567 79947
Free State 524 17000
Gauteng 2929 161078
KwaZulu-Natal 1686 79955
Limpopo 159 10281
Mpumalanga 214 18661
North West 194 14980
Northern Cape 97 4728
Western Cape 3612 91041
Total 11982 477671

 

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS…