Media Statement
1 October 2020


As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is
676 084 with 1 745 new cases identified since the last report.

Province Total cases for 01 October 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 89359 13,2
Free State 47316 7,0
Gauteng 220056 32,5
KwaZulu-Natal 119212 17,6
Limpopo 15521 2,3
Mpumalanga 27376 4,0
North West 29463 4,4
Northern Cape 16893 2,5
Western Cape 110888 16,4
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 676084 100,0

 

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 209 049 with 21 132 new tests conducted since the last report.

Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 132 more COVID-19 related deaths: 41 from Mpumalanga, 49 from KwaZulu-Natal, 8 from Gauteng, 7 from North West, 7 from Northern Cape, 6 from Western Cape and 14 from the Free State.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 16 866.

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 609 854 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 3124 85301 934
Free State 1042 33019 13255
Gauteng 4252 196267 19537
KwaZulu-Natal 2724 110635 5853
Limpopo 391 14493 637
Mpumalanga 561 26022 793
North West 370 26540 2553
Northern Cape 214 13740 2939
Western Cape 4188 103837 2863
National 16866 609854 49364

 

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS