Media Statement
19 December 2020


Today the cumulative number of cases stands at
912 477 with 10 939 new cases identified since the last report.

Province Total cases for 19 December 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 157209 17,2
Free State 60332 6,6
Gauteng 254649 27,9
KwaZulu-Natal 154535 16,9
Limpopo 20027 2,2
Mpumalanga 33025 3,6
North West 36532 4,0
Northern Cape 24105 2,6
Western Cape 172063 18,9
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 912477 100,0

 

A cumulative total of 6 100 373 tests have been completed with 48 387 new tests conducted since the last report.

Regrettably, 254 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 85, Free State 12, Gauteng 18, Kwa-Zulu Natal 61, Limpopo 4 and Western Cape 74 which brings the total deaths to 24 539 deaths

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 787 782

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS…