Media Statement
5 October 2020


As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is
682 215 with 926 new cases identified since the last report.

Province Total cases for 05 October 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 89964 13,2
Free State 48662 7,1
Gauteng 221061 32,4
KwaZulu-Natal 119694 17,5
Limpopo 15837 2,3
Mpumalanga 27625 4,0
North West 29979 4,4
Northern Cape 17876 2,6
Western Cape 111517 16,3
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 682215 100,0

 

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 280 340 with 10 714 new tests conducted since the last report.

Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 40 more COVID-19 related deaths: 12 from Eastern Cape, 14 from Free State, 5 from Gauteng, 5 from Mpumalanga and 4 from Western Cape.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 17 016.

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 615 684 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 3140 85301 1523
Free State 1073 34808 12781
Gauteng 4304 197553 19204
KwaZulu-Natal 2743 110938 6013
Limpopo 391 14717 729
Mpumalanga 566 26398 661
North West 370 26946 2663
Northern Cape 221 14750 2905
Western Cape 4208 104273 3036
National 17016 615684 49515

 

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS