Media Statement
18 October 2020


As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is
703 793 with 1 662 new cases identified since the last report.

Province Total cases for 18 October 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 92006 13,1
Free State 53384 7,6
Gauteng 225181 32,0
KwaZulu-Natal 121344 17,2
Limpopo 16777 2,4
Mpumalanga 28752 4,1
North West 31783 4,5
Northern Cape 20159 2,9
Western Cape 114407 16,3
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 703793 100,0

 

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 549 478 with 21 337 new tests conducted since the last report.

Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 63 more COVID-19 related deaths: 9 from Eastern Cape and 54 from KwaZulu Natal This This brings the total number Covid-19 related deaths to 18 471.

Of the deaths reported today, none were reported to have occurred in the last 24-48 hours.

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 634 543 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 3430 86927 1649
Free State 1301 36659 15424
Gauteng 4618 204090 16473
KwaZulu-Natal 3176 112122 6046
Limpopo 435 15759 583
Mpumalanga 590 27416 746
North West 393 28589 2801
Northern Cape 248 16847 3064
Western Cape 4280 106134 3993
National 18471 634543 50779

 

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS