Media Release
22 August 2020


As of today, a cumulative total of 607 045 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded with 3 707 new cases identified.

Case Data

Province Total cases for 21 August 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 85039 14,0
Free State 34621 5,7
Gauteng 205246 33,8
KwaZulu-Natal 109332 18,0
Limpopo 12389 2,0
Mpumalanga 22902 3,8
North West 24185 4,0
Northern Cape 8996 1,5
Western Cape 104285 17,2
Unknown 50 0,0
Total 607045 100,0

 

Testing Data
The total number of tests conducted to date is 3 535 067 with 30 560 new tests conducted since the last report

Reported Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably we report a further 144 COVID-19 related deaths- 25 from Eastern Cape, 37 from Gauteng, 46 from Mpumalanga, 31 from KwaZulu-Natal, and 5 from Western Cape.

This brings the total COVID-19 related cumulative deaths to 12 987

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 504 127 which translates to a recovery rate of 83%

Province Deaths Recoveries Active cases
Eastern Cape 2778 80614 1647
Free State 567 20641 13413
Gauteng 3227 171839 30180
KwaZulu-Natal 1936 84530 22866
Limpopo 171 10559 1659
Mpumalanga 260 20254 2388
North West 224 17007 6954
Northern Cape 106 5300 3590
Western Cape 3718 93383 7184
Total 12987 504127 89881

 

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
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