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Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms 3 105 more cases of Coronavirus COVID-19

20 Nov 2020

Today, we report with concern that the new cases identified in the past 24 hours are 3 105. This gives a cumulative total of COVD-19 cases in South Africa to be 762 763. We wish to highlight that we have breached the 3000 mark for daily new cases. Of these new cases, more than half (54,4%) are from the Eastern Cape. We are also concerned that the positivity is at 12%, which is higher than what is ideal, i.e. 10% or less.

Province

Total cases for 20 November 2020

Percentage total

Eastern Cape

114830

15,1

Free State

58667

7,7

Gauteng

232653

30,5

KwaZulu-Natal

125721

16,5

Limpopo

18347

2,4

Mpumalanga

30971

4,1

North West

34527

4,5

Northern Cape

22905

3,0

Western Cape

124142

16,3

Unknown

0

0,0

Total

762763

100,0

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 5 243 055 with 29 019 new tests conducted since the last report.

Sector

Total tested

 

New tested

 

PRIVATE

3 034 705

58%

17 197

59%

PUBLIC

2 208 350

42%

11 822

41%

Total

5 243 055

 

29 019

 

Total Deaths and Recoveries

Regrettably, 88 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 67, Free State 15, Gauteng 2, Kwa-Zulu Natal 1 and Western Cape 3. This brings the total to 20 759 deaths. We have noted that the number of new deaths being reported daily in the Eastern Cape is rising as well.

We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health- care workers that treated the deceased patients.

Our recoveries now stand at 707 040 which translates to a recovery rate of 92,7%

Province

Total Deaths

Total Recoveries

Active Cases

Gauteng

4960

227 195

498

KwaZulu-Natal

3307

116 558

5 856

Western Cape

4505

113 237

6 400

Eastern Cape

4267

101 438

9 125

Free State

1777

49 098

7 792

North West

541

32 861

1 125

Mpumalanga

614

29 882

475

Limpopo

487

17 496

364

Northern Cape

301

19 275

3 329

Total

20 759

707 040

34 964

 

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