Media Statement
4 October 2020


As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is
681 289.

Province Total cases for 04 October 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 89853 13,2
Free State 48403 7,1
Gauteng 220910 32,4
KwaZulu-Natal 119608 17,6
Limpopo 15803 2,3
Mpumalanga 27591 4,0
North West 29927 4,4
Northern Cape 17746 2,6
Western Cape 111448 16,4
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 681289 100,0

 

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 269 626 with 18 113 new tests conducted since the last report.

Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 38 more COVID-19 related deaths: 37 from Gauteng, 1 from Western Cape. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 16 976.

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 614 781 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 3128 85301 1424
Free State 1059 34579 12765
Gauteng 4299 197194 19417
KwaZulu-Natal 2743 110916 5949
Limpopo 391 14678 734
Mpumalanga 561 26374 656
North West 370 26838 2719
Northern Cape 221 14710 2815
Western Cape 4204 104191 3053
National 16976 614781 49532

 

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS