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.
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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%
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Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health