Media Statement
28 October 2020


As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is
719 714 with 1 863 new cases identified since the last report.

Province Total cases for 28 October 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 95050 13,2
Free State 56196 7,8
Gauteng 227833 31,7
KwaZulu-Natal 122624 17,0
Limpopo 17374 2,4
Mpumalanga 29553 4,1
North West 32956 4,6
Northern Cape 21560 3,0
Western Cape 116568 16,2
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 719714 100,0

 

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 752 596 with 25 721 new tests conducted since the last report.

Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 58 COVID-19 related deaths today: 18 from Eastern Cape, 2 from Gauteng, 3 from the Free State, 12 from KwaZulu Natal, 7 from Limpopo, 6 from Northern Cape and 10 from Western Cape.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 19 111. Of the 58 deaths reported today, 16 were reported to have occurred in the past 24-48 hours: 1 from the Free State 2 from EasternĀ  Cape, 2 from Gauteng, 2 from KwaZulu- Natal, 2 from Limpopo and 7 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 648 654 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 3588 88437 3025
Free State 1493 41290 13413
Gauteng 4713 207211 15909
KwaZulu-Natal 3209 112643 6772
Limpopo 458 16218 698
Mpumalanga 601 28245 707
North West 434 28841 3681
Northern Cape 262 17811 3487
Western Cape 4353 107958 4257
National 19111 648654 51949

 

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS