Media Statement
6 October 2020


As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is
683 242 with 1 027 new cases identified since the last report.

Province Total cases for 06 October 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 89991 13,2
Free State 48865 7,2
Gauteng 221320 32,4
KwaZulu-Natal 119769 17,5
Limpopo 15880 2,3
Mpumalanga 27718 4,1
North West 30103 4,4
Northern Cape 18000 2,6
Western Cape 111596 16,3
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 683242 100,0

 

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 294 931 with 14 591 new tests conducted since the last report.

Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 87 more COVID-19 related deaths: 4 from Eastern Cape, 35 from KwaZulu Natal, 28 from Gauteng, 5 from North West and 15 from Western Cape.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 17 103.

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 616 857 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 3144 85301 1546
Free State 1073 34808 12984
Gauteng 4332 197712 19276
KwaZulu-Natal 2778 111284 5707
Limpopo 391 14841 648
Mpumalanga 566 26492 660
North West 375 27134 2594
Northern Cape 221 14814 2965
Western Cape 4223 104471 2902
National 17103 616857 49282

 

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS