Media Statement
27 October 2020


As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is
717 851 with 1 092 new cases identified since the last report.

Province Total cases for 27 October 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 94497 13,2
Free State 56018 7,8
Gauteng 227559 31,7
KwaZulu-Natal 122447 17,1
Limpopo 17277 2,4
Mpumalanga 29473 4,1
North West 32804 4,6
Northern Cape 21458 3,0
Western Cape 116318 16,2
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 717851 100,0

 

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 726 875 with 17 472 new tests conducted since the last report.

Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 45 COVID-19 related deaths today: 10 from Eastern Cape, 4 from Gauteng, 12 from Free State, 5 from KwaZulu Natal, 3 from Mpumalanga, and 11 from Western Cape.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 19 053.

Of the 45 deaths reported today, 19 were reported to have occurred in the past 24-48 hours: 2 from Eastern Cape, 4 from Gauteng, 5 from the Free State, from KwaZulu- Natal and 8 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 647 833 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 3570 88437 2490
Free State 1490 40991 13537
Gauteng 4711 207060 15788
KwaZulu-Natal 3197 112591 6659
Limpopo 451 16218 608
Mpumalanga 601 28245 627
North West 434 28841 3529
Northern Cape 256 17763 3439
Western Cape 4343 107687 4288
National 19053 647833 50965

 

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS