Media Statement
13 October 2020


As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is
694 537 with 1 178 new cases identified since the last report.

Province Total cases for 13 October 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 91049 13,1
Free State 51439 7,4
Gauteng 223436 32,2
KwaZulu-Natal 120566 17,4
Limpopo 16384 2,4
Mpumalanga 28286 4,1
North West 31013 4,5
Northern Cape 19265 2,8
Western Cape 113099 16,3
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 694537 100,0

 

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 433 952 with 15 534 new tests conducted since the last report.

Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 165 more COVID-19 related deaths: 31 from Eastern Cape, 28 from the Free State, 50 from KwaZulu Natal, 31 from Gauteng, 5 from Limpopo, 4 from Mpumalanga, 5 from Northern Cape and 11 from Western Cape.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 18 028.

Of the 163 deaths reported today, 18 occurred in the past 24-48 hours: 3 in the Eastern Cape, 1 in Mpumalanga, 2 in Gauteng, 2 from Northern Cape and 10 in the Western Cape.

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 625 574 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 3331 86400 1318
Free State 1237 35537 14665
Gauteng 4492 199352 19592
KwaZulu-Natal 3056 111831 5679
Limpopo 430 15326 628
Mpumalanga 589 27040 657
North West 385 28385 2243
Northern Cape 237 16356 2672
Western Cape 4271 105347 3481
National 18028 625574 50935

 

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health