Media Statement
16 November 2020

As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 752 269 with 1 245 new cases identified since the last report.

Province Total cases for 16 November 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 108993 14,5
Free State 58453 7,8
Gauteng 231733 30,8
KwaZulu-Natal 124958 16,6
Limpopo 18235 2,4
Mpumalanga 30705 4,1
North West 34334 4,6
Northern Cape 22751 3,0
Western Cape 122107 16,2
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 752269 100,0

 

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 5 142 947 with 12 755 new tests conducted since the last report.

Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, 73 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 32, Free State 23, Gauteng 7 and Western Cape 11.

This brings the total deaths to 20 314. Of the 73 deaths, 15 reportedly occurred in the last 48 hours: 7 in the Eastern Cape, 2 in Gauteng, and 6 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 695 496 which translates to a recovery rate of 92,5%

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Gauteng 4889 224 840 2 004
KwaZulu-Natal 3287 116 497 5 174
Western Cape 4464 111 759 5 884
Eastern Cape 4086 96 300 8 607
Free State 1686 48 227 8 540
North West 510 32 100 1 724
Mpumalanga 611 29 665 429
Limpopo 480 17 369 386
Northern Cape 301 18 739 3 711
Unknown 0 0 0
Total 20 314 695 496 36 459

 

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS