Media Statement
14 October 2020


As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is
696 414 with 1 877 new cases identified since the last report.

Province Total cases for 14 October 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 91219 13,1
Free State 51790 7,4
Gauteng 223863 32,1
KwaZulu-Natal 120720 17,3
Limpopo 16472 2,4
Mpumalanga 28379 4,1
North West 31165 4,5
Northern Cape 19382 2,8
Western Cape 113424 16,3
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 696414 100,0

 

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 458 745 with 24 793 new tests conducted since the last report.

Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 123 more COVID-19 related deaths: 44 from Eastern Cape, 14 from the Free State, 17 from KwaZulu Natal, 35 from Gauteng, 8 from North West and 5 from Western Cape.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 18 151.

Of the 123 deaths reported today, 10 occurred in the past 24-48 hours: 1 in the Eastern Cape, 1 in the Free State, 1 in Gauteng, 2 from Northern Cape and 5 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 626 898 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 3375 86400 1444
Free State 1251 36098 14441
Gauteng 4527 199514 19822
KwaZulu-Natal 3073 111921 5726
Limpopo 430 15383 659
Mpumalanga 589 27040 750
North West 393 28553 2219
Northern Cape 237 16479 2666
Western Cape 4276 105510 3638
National 18151 626898 51365

 

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health