Media Release
26 August 2020


As of today, a cumulative total of 615 701 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded.

Province Total cases for 26 August 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 85472 14,0
Free State 35980 5,7
Gauteng 207610 33,8
KwaZulu-Natal 111096 18,0
Limpopo 12795 2,1
Mpumalanga 23555 3,8
North West 24646 4,0
Northern Cape 9500 1,5
Western Cape 104997 17,2
Unknown 50 0,0
Total 615701 100,0

 

Testing Data
The total number of tests conducted to date is 3 598 973 with 20 137 new tests conducted since the last report

 

Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 194 more COVID-19 related deaths: 57 from KwaZulu-Natal, 61 from Gauteng, 4 from Northern Cape, 12 from Eastern Cape and 60 from Western Cape.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 13 502.

We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers that treated the deceased patients.

Our recoveries now stand at 525 242, which translates to a recovery rate of 85%

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 2828 80614 2030
Free State 567 22740 12673
Gauteng 3395 176513 27702
KwaZulu-Natal 2054 93814 15228
Limpopo 179 11580 1036
Mpumalanga 312 21370 1873
North West 224 17702 6720
Northern Cape 120 6409 2971
Western Cape 3823 94500 6674
Total 13502 525242 76907

 

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
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