Media Release
20 August 2020


As of today, a cumulative total of 599 940 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded with 3 880 new cases identified.

Case Data

Province Total cases for 20 August 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 84586 14,1
Free State 33665 5,6
Gauteng 202955 33,8
KwaZulu-Natal 108080 18,0
Limpopo 12086 2,0
Mpumalanga 22459 3,7
North West 23868 4,0
Northern Cape 8575 1,4
Western Cape 103616 17,3
Unknown 50 0,0
Total 599940 100,0

 

Testing Data
The total number of tests conducted to date is 3 480 283 with 24 612 new tests conducted since the last report

Reported Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably we report a further 195 COVID-19 related deaths- 26 from Eastern Cape, 83 from Gauteng, 36 from KwaZulu-Natal, 25 from Free State, 12 from Limpopo and 13 from Western Cape.

This brings the total COVID-19 related cumulative deaths to 12 618

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 497 169 which translates to a recovery rate of 82%

Province Deaths Recoveries Active cases
Eastern Cape 2696 79947 1943
Free State 567 19779 13319
Gauteng 3144 169299 30512
KwaZulu-Natal 1824 83094 23162
Limpopo 171 10526 1389
Mpumalanga 214 19530 2715
North West 214 16948 6706
Northern Cape 100 5154 3321
Western Cape 3688 92892 7036
Total 12618 497169 90103

 

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
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