Media Statement
28 December 2020
As announced by his Excellency President MC Ramaphosa, today the total cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified is 1 011 871.

Province Total cases for 28 December 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 167239 16,5
Free State 61874 6,1
Gauteng 276133 27,3
KwaZulu-Natal 185946 18,4
Limpopo 22896 2,3
Mpumalanga 35162 3,5
North West 38673 3,8
Northern Cape 24920 2,5
Western Cape 199028 19,7
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1011871 100,0

 

A cumulative 6 469 025 tests have been conducted with 23 707 tests completed since the last report.

Regrettably, today we report a further 336 COVID-19 related deaths: Eastern Cape 109, Free State 8, Gauteng 22, Kwa-Zulu Natal 49 and Western Cape 148.

This brings the total to 27 071 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 849 974. This represents a recovery rate of 84%

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS…