Media Statement
26 October 2020


As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is
716 759 with 891 new cases identified since the last report.

Province Total cases for 26 October 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 94182 13,1
Free State 55843 7,8
Gauteng 227340 31,7
KwaZulu-Natal 122342 17,1
Limpopo 17234 2,4
Mpumalanga 29384 4,1
North West 32759 4,6
Northern Cape 21433 3,0
Western Cape 116242 16,2
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 716759 100,0

 

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 709 403 with 11 464 new tests conducted since the last report.

Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 40 COVID-19 related deaths today: 8 from Eastern Cape, 4 from Gauteng, 1 from KwaZulu Natal, 4 from Mpumalanga, 16 from North West and 7 from Western Cape.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 19 008.
Of the 40 deaths reported today, 10 were reported to have occurred in the past 24-48 hours: 2 from Eastern Cape, 4 from Gauteng, 1 from KwaZulu- Natal and 3 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 646 721 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 3560 88437 2185
Free State 1478 40991 13374
Gauteng 4707 206750 15883
KwaZulu-Natal 3192 112468 6682
Limpopo 451 16218 565
Mpumalanga 598 28161 625
North West 434 28804 3521
Northern Cape 256 17504 3673
Western Cape 4332 107388 4522
National 19008 646721 51030

 

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS