Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms total of 503 290 cases of Coronavirus COVID-19

1 Aug 2020

Today South Africa has exceeded the half a million mark with a cumulative total of 503 290 confirmed COVID-19 cases recorded.

Case data

Province

Total cases for 01 August 2020

Percentage total

Eastern Cape

78782

15,7

Free State

22308

4,4

Gauteng

178119

35,4

KwaZulu-Natal

79607

15,8

Limpopo

8879

1,8

Mpumalanga

14681

2,9

North West

19714

3,9

Northern Cape

4961

1,0

Western Cape

96189

19,1

Unknown

50

0,0

Total

503290

100,0

 

Testing data

The total number of tests conducted to date is 3 001 985 with 42 450 new tests conducted since the last report.

Sector

Total tested

 

New tested

 

PRIVATE

1699574

57%

20397

48%

PUBLIC

1302411

43%

22053

52%

Total

3001985

 

42450

 

Reported deaths and recoveries

Regrettably we report 148 new COVID-19 related deaths: 36 from Eastern Cape, 40 from Gauteng, 41 from KwaZulu Natal, 24 from Western Cape and 7 from Northern Cape. This brings the cumulative number of deaths to 8153.

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

The number of recoveries currently stands at 342 461 which translates to a recovery rate of 68%.

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

Province

Deaths

Recoveries

Eastern Cape

1744

66543

Free State

154

8897

Gauteng

2075

126784

KwaZulu-Natal

844

36358

Limpopo

67

5044

Mpumalanga

78

8124

North West

81

8444

Northern Cape

36

1517

Western Cape

3074

80750

Total

8153

342461