Media Statement
17 September 2020


As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is
655 572 with 2 128 new cases identified.

Province Total cases for 17 September 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 87776 13,4
Free State 43041 6,6
Gauteng 216341 33,0
KwaZulu-Natal 117147 17,9
Limpopo 14444 2,2
Mpumalanga 26104 4,0
North West 27721 4,2
Northern Cape 14003 2,1
Western Cape 108995 16,6
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 655572 100,0

 

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 3 983 533 with 22 354 new tests conducted since the last report.

Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 67 more COVID-19 related deaths: 3 from Eastern Cape 20 from KwaZulu-Natal, 13 from Gauteng, 12 from Western Cape and 19 from Limpopo.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 15 772.

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 585 303 which translates to a recovery rate of 89,3%

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 3058 83629 1089
Free State 838 28759 13444
Gauteng 3960 192081 20300
KwaZulu-Natal 2469 107732 6946
Limpopo 344 13511 589
Mpumalanga 496 24675 933
North West 325 22948 4448
Northern Cape 182 10516 3305
Western Cape 4100 101452 3443
National 15772 585303 54497

 

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS