Media Release
23 August 2020


As of today, a cumulative total of 609 773 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded with.

Testing Data
The total number of tests conducted to date is 3 553 425 with 18 358 new tests conducted since the last report

Reported Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably we report a further 72 COVID-19 related deaths- 11 from Eastern Cape, 41 from Gauteng, 12 from KwaZulu-Natal, and 8 from Western Cape.

This brings the total COVID-19 related cumulative deaths to 13 059

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 506 470 which translates to a recovery rate of 83%

Province Deaths Recoveries Active cases
Eastern Cape 2789 80614 1800
Free State 567 20678 13735
Gauteng 3268 172612 30138
KwaZulu-Natal 1948 85055 22838
Limpopo 171 10593 1799
Mpumalanga 260 20707 2133
North West 224 17007 7070
Northern Cape 106 5821 3202
Western Cape 3726 93383 7479
Total 13059 506470 90194

 

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
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