Media Statement
2 October 2020


As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is
677 833.

Province Total cases for 02 October 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 89552 13,2
Free State 47676 7,0
Gauteng 220365 32,5
KwaZulu-Natal 119346 17,6
Limpopo 15642 2,3
Mpumalanga 27441 4,0
North West 29630 4,4
Northern Cape 17121 2,5
Western Cape 111060 16,4
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 677833 100,0

 

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 229 709 with 20 660 new tests conducted since the last report.

Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 43 more COVID-19 related deaths: 3 from Eastern Cape, 8 from KwaZulu-Natal, 8 from Gauteng, 8 from Western Cape, 7 from Northern Cape and 9 from the Free State.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 16 909.


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 611 044 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 3127 85301 1124
Free State 1051 33133 13492
Gauteng 4260 196638 19467
KwaZulu-Natal 2732 110673 5941
Limpopo 391 14592 659
Mpumalanga 561 26160 720
North West 370 26592 2668
Northern Cape 221 13977 2923
Western Cape 4196 103978 2886
National 16909 611044 49880

 

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS