Media Statement
27 December 2020


Today, we have breached one million cumulative cases of COVID-19 in South Africa, with a cumulative total of 1 004 413 cases reported.

Province Total cases for 27 December 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 166849 16,6
Free State 61771 6,1
Gauteng 274272 27,3
KwaZulu-Natal 183653 18,3
Limpopo 22705 2,3
Mpumalanga 34920 3,5
North West 38540 3,8
Northern Cape 24870 2,5
Western Cape 196833 19,6
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1004413 100,0

 

A cumulative 6 445 318 tests have been conducted with 29 494 tests completed since the last report.

Regrettably, today we report 214 COVID-19 related deaths: Eastern Cape 123, Gauteng 17, KwaZulu Natal 13, Northern Cape 5 and Western Cape 56.

This brings the total to 26 735 deaths

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

Our recoveries currently stand at 844 874. This represents a recovery rate of 84,1%.

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS…