Media Statement
21 September 2020


As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is
661 936 with 725 new cases identified.

Province Total cases for 21 September 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 88205 13,3
Free State 44291 6,7
Gauteng 217485 32,9
KwaZulu-Natal 117833 17,8
Limpopo 14721 2,2
Mpumalanga 26525 4,0
North West 28187 4,3
Northern Cape 15163 2,3
Western Cape 109526 16,5
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 661936 100,0

 

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 047 723 with 6 180 new tests conducted since the last report

Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 39 more COVID-19 related deaths: 9 from Eastern Cape 1 from KwaZulu-Natal, 9 from Gauteng, 16 from North West and 4 from Western Cape.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 15 992.

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

Our recoveries now stand at 591 208 which translates to a recovery rate of 89,3%

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 3079 84108 1018
Free State 838 29093 14360
Gauteng 4039 193429 20017
KwaZulu-Natal 2532 108063 7238
Limpopo 362 13756 603
Mpumalanga 496 25156 873
North West 341 24101 3745
Northern Cape 184 11541 3438
Western Cape 4121 101961 3444
National 15992 591208 54736

 

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS