Media Statement
10 December 2020


Today, we wish to reiterate our plea to South Africans to heed the threat of the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases identified. There is clear evidence of an exponential rise in transmission and this is cause for serious concern. As of today, a cumulative total of
836 764 cases have been reported with 8 166 new cases.

Province Total cases for 10 December 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 142834 17,1
Free State 59574 7,1
Gauteng 241495 28,9
KwaZulu-Natal 135853 16,2
Limpopo 19021 2,3
Mpumalanga 31998 3,8
North West 35328 4,2
Northern Cape 23576 2,8
Western Cape 147085 17,6
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 836764 100,0

 

Testing Data
A cumulative 5 735 470 tests have been completed, of which 45 207 have been conducted since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 173 more COVID-19 related deaths: Eastern Cape 90, Free State 13, Gauteng 8, Kwa-Zulu Natal 10 and Western Cape 52 which brings the total to 22 747 deaths.

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

Recoveries now stand at 756 671.


Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
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