Media Statement
8 December 2020


As of today, the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases is
821 889 with 4 011 new cases identified since the last report.

Province Total cases for 08 December 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 139055 16,9
Free State 59417 7,2
Gauteng 239099 29,1
KwaZulu-Natal 132607 16,1
Limpopo 18883 2,3
Mpumalanga 31819 3,9
North West 35145 4,3
Northern Cape 23488 2,9
Western Cape 142376 17,3
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 821889 100,0

 

Testing Data
A cumulative 5 640 042 tests have been completed, of which 28 127 have been conducted since the last report.

Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, 183 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 82, Free State 20, Gauteng 11, Kwa-Zulu Natal 13, Northern Cape 7 and Western Cape 50 which brings the total to 22 432 deaths

We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers that treated the deceased patients.

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
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