Media Statement
30 October 2020


As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is
723 682 with 1 912 new cases identified since the last report.

Province Total cases for 30 October 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 96093 13,3
Free State 56746 7,8
Gauteng 228432 31,6
KwaZulu-Natal 122954 17,0
Limpopo 17497 2,4
Mpumalanga 29763 4,1
North West 33256 4,6
Northern Cape 21836 3,0
Western Cape 117105 16,2
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 723682 100,0

 

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 800 823 with 23 214 new tests conducted since the last report.

Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 66 COVID-19 related deaths today: 21 from Eastern Cape, 2 from Gauteng, 7 from the Free State, 8 from KwaZulu Natal, 2 from Mpumalanga, 18 from North West, 4 from Northern Cape and 4 from Western Cape.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 19 230. Of the 66 deaths reported today, 10 were reported to have occurred in the past 24-48 hours: 1 in the Eastern Cape, 3 in the Free State, 2 from Gauteng, and 4 from 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 653 052 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 3646 89158 3289
Free State 1505 42658 12583
Gauteng 4719 207697 16016
KwaZulu-Natal 3222 112840 6892
Limpopo 458 16520 519
Mpumalanga 605 28463 695
North West 452 29356 3448
Northern Cape 266 17932 3638
Western Cape 4357 108428 4320
National 19230 653052 51400

 

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS