23 August 2020
As of today, a cumulative total of 609 773 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded with.
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%
Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health