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4 078 new cases of Covid-19 reported – Zweli Mkhize

Minister says 1 597 of these were in Gauteng, 880 in ECape

Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms total of 80 412 cases of Coronavirus COVID-19

17 June 2020

As announced by his Excellency, President MC Ramaphosa, the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa today is 80 412

Case Data

Province

Total cases for 17 June 2020

Percentage total

Eastern Cape

11919

14,8

Free State

608

0,8

Gauteng

14620

18,2

KwaZulu-Natal

4238

5,3

Limpopo

416

0,5

Mpumalanga

391

0,5

North West

1402

1,7

Northern Cape

211

0,3

Western Cape

46555

57,9

Unknown

52

0,1

Total

80412

100,0

Reported Deaths and Recoveries

Regrettably, we report a further 49 COVID-19 related deaths- 6 from Eastern Cape and 43 from Western Cape. This brings the total deaths to 1674.

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

The mortality rate is 2.1%

We also recognize that the number of recoveries continues to rise as well, with the total number to date at 44 331. This translates to a recovery rate of 55.1%.

Therefore, we currently have 34 407 active cases.

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

Province

Deaths

Recoveries

Eastern Cape

251

5845

Free State

9

222

Gauteng

87

3716

KwaZulu Natal

73

2133

Limpopo

4

218

Mpumalanga

1

146

North West

5

175

Northern Cape

1

52

Western Cape

1243

31824

Total

1674

44331

Age Distribution Deaths:

Age

Deaths

Percentage

0-9

3

0,2

10-19

5

0,3

20-29

23

1,4

30-39

100

6,0

40-49

216

12,9

50-59

414

24,7

60-69

445

26,6

70-79

290

17,3

80-89

131

7,8

90-99

38

2,3

Uknown

9

0,5

1674

100

Gender Distribution Deaths:

Male (%)

Female (%)

Unknown

Total

874 (52,2%)

798 (47,7%)

2 (0,1)

1674

Issued by Department of Health, 17 June 2020