Media Release
28 August 2020


As of today, a cumulative total of 620 132 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded.

Case Data

Province Total cases for 27 August 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 85701 13,8
Free State 36742 5,9
Gauteng 208579 33,6
KwaZulu-Natal 111863 18,0
Limpopo 12960 2,1
Mpumalanga 23765 3,8
North West 24922 4,0
Northern Cape 10043 1,6
Western Cape 105507 17,0
Unknown 50 0,0
Total 620132 100,0

 

The total number of tests conducted to date is 3 632 311 with 14 329 new tests conducted since the last report

Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 115 more COVID-19 related deaths: 14 from KwaZulu-Natal, 47 from Gauteng, 10 from Eastern Cape, 10 from Western Cape, 16 from North West, 18 from Mpumalanga.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 13 743.

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 533 935, which translates to a recovery rate of 86%

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 2863 81373 1465
Free State 567 23031 13144
Gauteng 3475 179631 25473
KwaZulu-Natal 2116 95011 14736
Limpopo 179 11832 949
Mpumalanga 330 21994 1441
North West 240 18165 6517
Northern Cape 120 6784 3139
Western Cape 3853 96114 5540
Total 13743 533935 72404

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
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