Media Statement
3 October 2020


As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is
679 716.

Province Total cases for 03 October 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 89693 13,2
Free State 48088 7,1
Gauteng 220696 32,5
KwaZulu-Natal 119489 17,6
Limpopo 15726 2,3
Mpumalanga 27525 4,0
North West 29834 4,4
Northern Cape 17412 2,6
Western Cape 111253 16,4
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 679716 100,0

 

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 251 513 with 21 804 new tests conducted since the last report.

Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 29 more COVID-19 related deaths: 1 from Eastern Cape, 11 from KwaZulu-Natal, 2 from Gauteng, 7 from Western Cape, and 8 from the Free State.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 16 938.

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 612 763 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 3128 85301 1264
Free State 1059 33638 13391
Gauteng 4262 196938 19496
KwaZulu-Natal 2743 110889 5857
Limpopo 391 14592 743
Mpumalanga 561 26273 691
North West 370 26592 2872
Northern Cape 221 14562 2629
Western Cape 4203 103978 3072
National 16938 612763 50015

 

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS