Media Statement
18 September 2020


As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is
657 627 with 2 055 new cases identified.

Province Total cases for 18 September 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 87894 13,4
Free State 43375 6,6
Gauteng 216790 33,0
KwaZulu-Natal 117360 17,8
Limpopo 14557 2,2
Mpumalanga 26262 4,0
North West 27856 4,2
Northern Cape 14376 2,2
Western Cape 109157 16,6
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 657627 100,0

 

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 003 590 with 20 057 new tests conducted since the last report.

Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 85 more COVID-19 related deaths: 5 from Eastern Cape 9 from KwaZulu-Natal, 62 from Gauteng, 7 from Western Cape and 2 from Northern Cape.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 15 857.

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 586 844 which translates to a recovery rate of 89,2%

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 3063 83629 1202
Free State 838 28934 13603
Gauteng 4022 192447 20321
KwaZulu-Natal 2478 107777 7105
Limpopo 344 13572 641
Mpumalanga 496 24813 953
North West 325 23382 4149
Northern Cape 184 10640 3552
Western Cape 4107 101650 3400
National 15857 586844 5492

 

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS