Media Statement
24 October 2020


As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is
714 246.

Province Total cases for 24 October 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 93 568 13,1
Free State 55 305 7,7
Gauteng 226 963 31,8
KwaZulu-Natal 122 138 17,1
Limpopo 17 173 2,4
Mpumalanga 29 281 4,1
North West 32 670 4,6
Northern Cape 21 257 3,0
Western Cape 115 891 16,2
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 714 246 100,0

 

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 677 942 with 20 826 new tests conducted since the last report.

Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 53 COVID-19 related deaths today. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 18 944. Of the 53 deaths reported today, 10 occurred in the past 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 644 641 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%.

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries
Eastern Cape 3536 87 746
Free State 1475 40 957
Gauteng 4701 206 004
KwaZulu-Natal 3190 112 459
Limpopo 451 16 151
Mpumalanga 594 27 942
North West 418 28 727
Northern Cape 256 17 408
Western Cape 4323 107 247
National 18 944 644 641

 

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS