Media Statement
23 September 2020


As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is
665 188 with 1 906 cases identified

Province Total cases for 23 September 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 88420 13,3
Free State 44943 6,8
Gauteng 218115 32,8
KwaZulu-Natal 118174 17,8
Limpopo 14906 2,2
Mpumalanga 26712 4,0
North West 28528 4,3
Northern Cape 15560 2,3
Western Cape 109830 16,5
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 665188 100,0

 

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 083 757 with 19 640 new tests conducted since the last report.

Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 88 more COVID-19 related deaths: 2 from Eastern Cape 18 from KwaZulu-Natal, 11 from Gauteng, 22 from Limpopo, 9 from North West, 13 from Mpumalanga, and 13 from Western Cape.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 16 206.

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 594 229 which translates to a recovery rate of 89,3%

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 3086 84108 1226
Free State 838 29445 14660
Gauteng 4095 193889 20131
KwaZulu-Natal 2604 108839 6731
Limpopo 384 13790 732
Mpumalanga 509 25317 886
North West 350 24526 3652
Northern Cape 189 11844 3527
Western Cape 4151 102471 3208
National 16206 594229 54753

 

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS