Media Statement
17 December 2020


Today the cumulative number of cases stands at
892 813

Province Total cases for 17 December 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 154743 17,3
Free State 60094 6,7
Gauteng 250910 28,1
KwaZulu-Natal 149182 16,7
Limpopo 19686 2,2
Mpumalanga 32730 3,7
North West 36187 4,1
Northern Cape 23934 2,7
Western Cape 165347 18,5
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 892813 100,0

 

A cumulative total of 6 011 235 tests have been completed with 42 543 new tests conducted since the last report.

Regrettably, In the last 24 hours, 184 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 103 , Free State 4, Gauteng 11, Kwa-Zulu Natal 8 and Western Cape 58. This brings the total deaths to 24 011.

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

Our recoveries now stand at 780 313.

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS…