Media Release
5 September
2020


As of today, a cumulative total of 636 884 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded with 1 806 new cases identified.

Case Data

Province Total cases for 05 September 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 86755 13,6
Free State 39486 6,2
Gauteng 212564 33,4
KwaZulu-Natal 114646 18,0
Limpopo 13665 2,1
Mpumalanga 24976 3,9
North West 26092 4,1
Northern Cape 11718 1,8
Western Cape 106982 16,8
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 636884 100,0

 

The total number of tests conducted to date is 3 783 823 with 18 123 new tests conducted since the last report

Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 101 more COVID-19 related deaths: 45 from KwaZulu-Natal, 16 from Gauteng, 11 from Eastern Cape, 19 from Free State, 10 from Western Cape.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 14 779.

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 561 204 which translates to a recovery rate of 88%

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 2979 82233 1543
Free State 776 27129 11581
Gauteng 3789 186731 22044
KwaZulu-Natal 2263 101797 10586
Limpopo 214 12702 749
Mpumalanga 378 23475 1123
North West 275 20554 5263
Northern Cape 145 7573 4000
Western Cape 3960 99010 4012
National 14779 561204 60901

 

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
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