Media Release
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.

Case Data

Province Total cases for 19 August 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 84362 14,2
Free State 33163 5,6
Gauteng 202011 33,9
KwaZulu-Natal 107271 18,0
Limpopo 11944 2,0
Mpumalanga 22067 3,7
North West 23641 4,0
Northern Cape 8341 1,4
Western Cape 103210 17,3
Unknown 50 0,0
Total 596060 100,0

 

Testing Data
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%

 

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 2670 79947
Free State 542 19548
Gauteng 3061 167812
KwaZulu-Natal 1788 82599
Limpopo 159 10281
Mpumalanga 214 19436
North West 214 14980
Northern Cape 100 4961
Western Cape 3675 91877
Total 12423 491441

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
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