Media Release
27 August 2020


As of today, a cumulative total of 618 286 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded, with 2585 new cases identified.

Case Data

Province Total cases for 27 August 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 85625 13,8
Free State 36419 5,9
Gauteng 208156 33,7
KwaZulu-Natal 111585 18,0
Limpopo 12867 2,1
Mpumalanga 23677 3,8
North West 24805 4,0
Northern Cape 9829 1,6
Western Cape 105273 17,0
Unknown 50 0,0
Total 618286 100,0

 

The total number of tests conducted to date is 3 617 982 with 19 009 new tests conducted since the last report

Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 126 more COVID-19 related deaths: 48 from KwaZulu-Natal, 33 from Gauteng, 25 from Eastern Cape and 20 from Western Cape.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 13628.

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 531 338, which translates to a recovery rate of 86%

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 2853 81373 1399
Free State 567 22829 13023
Gauteng 3428 178479 26249
KwaZulu-Natal 2102 94680 14803
Limpopo 179 11639 1049
Mpumalanga 312 21591 1774
North West 224 17993 6588
Northern Cape 120 6640 3069
Western Cape 3843 96114 5316
Total 13628 531338 73270

 

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
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