Media Statement
17 November 2020


As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is
754 256 with 1 987 new cases identified since the last report.

Province Total cases for 17 November 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 110312 14,6
Free State 58499 7,8
Gauteng 231860 30,7
KwaZulu-Natal 125102 16,6
Limpopo 18243 2,4
Mpumalanga 30758 4,1
North West 34371 4,6
Northern Cape 22771 3,0
Western Cape 122340 16,2
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 754256 100,0

 

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 5 160 877 with 17 930 new tests conducted since the last report.

Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, 119 more COVID-19 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 36, Free State 22, Gauteng 42, Kwa-Zulu Natal 7, Mpumalanga 1 and Western Cape 11 which brings the total reported deaths to 20 433. Of the 118 deaths, 7 reportedly occurred in the past 48 hours: 3 in the Free State and 4 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 696 820 which translates to a recovery rate of 92,4%

Province Total Cumula
tive Cases
Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Gauteng 231 860 4931 225 067 1 862
KwaZulu-Natal 125 102 3294 116 518 5 290
Western Cape 122 340 4475 112 371 5 494
Eastern Cape 110 312 4122 96 300 9 890
Free State 58 499 1708 48 593 8 198
North West 34 371 510 32 100 1 761
Mpumalanga 30 758 612 29 747 399
Limpopo 18 243 480 17 382 381
Northern Cape 22 771 301 18 742 3 728
Unknown 0 0 0 0
Total 754 256 20 433 696 820 37 003

 

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health