Media Statement
19 September 2020


As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is
659 656 with 2 029 new cases identified.

Province Total cases for 19 September 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 88034 13,3
Free State 43776 6,6
Gauteng 217116 32,9
KwaZulu-Natal 117569 17,8
Limpopo 14658 2,2
Mpumalanga 26389 4,0
North West 28025 4,2
Northern Cape 14731 2,2
Western Cape 109358 16,6
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 659656 100,0

 

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 024 659 with 21 069 new tests conducted since the last report.

Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 83 more COVID-19 related deaths: 4 from Eastern Cape 52 from KwaZulu-Natal, 5 from Gauteng, 4 from Western Cape and 18 from Limpopo.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 15 940.

We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healcare workers that treated the deceased patients.

Our recoveries now stand at 589 434 which translates to a recovery rate of 89,4%

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 3067 84108 859
Free State 838 29019 13919
Gauteng 4027 192886 20203
KwaZulu-Natal 2530 107949 7090
Limpopo 362 13630 666
Mpumalanga 496 24854 1039
North West 325 23829 3871
Northern Cape 184 11320 3227
Western Cape 4111 101839 3408
National 15940 589434 54282

 

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS