19 August 2020
As of today, a cumulative total of 596 060 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded with 3 916 new cases identified.
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The total number of tests conducted to date is 3 455 671 with 25 324 new tests conducted since the last report
Reported Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably we report a further 159 COVID-19 related deaths- 37 from Eastern Cape, 43 from Gauteng, 45 from KwaZulu-Natal, 5 from Free State and 29 from Western Cape.
This brings the total COVID-19 related cumulative deaths to 12 423
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 491 441 which translates to a recovery rate of 82%
Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health