Media Statement
16 September 2020


As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is
653 444 with 1 923 new cases identified.

Province Total cases for 16 September 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 87663 13,4
Free State 42602 6,5
Gauteng 215898 33,0
KwaZulu-Natal 116910 17,9
Limpopo 14364 2,2
Mpumalanga 25986 4,0
North West 27527 4,2
Northern Cape 13727 2,1
Western Cape 108767 16,6
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 653444 100,0

 

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 3 961 179 with 20 962 new tests conducted since the last report.

Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 64 more COVID-19 related deaths: 24 from KwaZulu-Natal, 14 from Gauteng, 9 from Western Cape, 6 from Northern Cape and 11 from Mpumalanga.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 15 705.

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 584 195 which translates to a recovery rate of 89,4%

 

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 3055 83629 979
Free State 838 28586 13178
Gauteng 3947 191923 20028
KwaZulu-Natal 2449 107282 7179
Limpopo 325 13413 626
Mpumalanga 496 24653 837
North West 325 22948 4254
Northern Cape 182 10486 3059
Western Cape 4088 101275 3404
National 15705 584195 53544

 

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS