Media Statement
30 December 2020


As of today the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases identified is 1 039 161 with 17 710 (positivity rate 33%) cases identified since the last report. The positivity rate, being an indicator of the rapidity of spread, remains of major concern.

Province
Eastern Cape
Total cases for 30 December 2020
169363
Percentage total
16,3
Free State 62287 6,0
Gauteng 282642 27,2
KwaZulu-Natal 194629 18,7
Limpopo 24106 2,3
Mpumalanga 36159 3,5
North West 39531 3,8
Northern Cape 25164 2,4
Western Cape 205280 19,8
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1039161 100,0

 

A cumulative 6 553 761 tests have been conducted with 53 279 tests completed since the last report.

Regrettably, 465 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 88, Free State 4, Gauteng 41, Kwa-Zulu Natal 144, Limpopo 16, Northern Cape 7 and Western Cape 165.

This brings the total deaths to 28 033 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 867 597. This represents a recovery rate of 83%.

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS…