Media Statement
1 November 2020


As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is
726 823 with 1 371 new cases identified since the last report.

Province Total cases for 1 November 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 97021 13,3
Free State 57058 7,9
Gauteng 228948 31,5
KwaZulu-Natal 123257 17,0
Limpopo 17624 2,4
Mpumalanga 29865 4,1
North West 33451 4,6
Northern Cape 22007 3,0
Western Cape 117592 16,2
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 726823 100,0

 

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 842 516 with 19 543 new tests conducted since the last report.

Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 135 COVID-19 related deaths today: 22 from Eastern Cape, 2 from the Free State, 107 from Gauteng, and 4 from Western Cape.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 19 411. Of the 135 deaths reported today, 8 were reported to have occurred in the past 24-48 hours: 1 in the Eastern Cape, 1 in the Free State, 3 from Gauteng, and 3 in 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 655 330 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 3703 89815 3503
Free State 1509 42878 12671
Gauteng 4828 208385 15735
KwaZulu-Natal 3225 112920 7112
Limpopo 458 16588 578
Mpumalanga 605 28559 701
North West 452 29383 3616
Northern Cape 266 18087 3654
Western Cape 4365 108715 4512
National 19411 655330 52082

 

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS