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2 646 new Covid-19 cases identified – Zweli Mkhize

Minister says 86 more Covid-19 related deaths have been reported, 58 in ECape

Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms 2 646 more cases of Coronavirus COVID-19

21 November 2020

As of today, the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases is 765 409 with 2 646 new cases identified since the last report

Province

Total cases for 21 November 2020

Percentage total

Eastern Cape

116175

15,2

Free State

58730

7,7

Gauteng

232856

30,4

KwaZulu-Natal

125901

16,4

Limpopo

18372

2,4

Mpumalanga

31024

4,1

North West

34570

4,5

Northern Cape

22929

3,0

Western Cape

124852

16,3

Unknown

0

0,0

Total

765409

100,0

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 5 269 062 with 26 007 new tests conducted since the last report.

Sector

Total tested

 

New tested

 

PRIVATE

3 050 205

58%

15 500

60%

PUBLIC

2 218 857

42%

10 507

40%

Total

5 269 062

 

26 007

 

Total Deaths and Recoveries

Regrettably, 86 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 58, Free State 17, KwaZulu Natal 2 and Western Cape 9. This brings the total to 20 845 deaths. Of the 86 deaths, 22 reportedly occurred in the past 48 hours: 13 in Eastern Cape, 1 in KwaZulu Natal, 8 in Western Cape.

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 707 784 which translates to a recovery rate of 92,5%

Province

Total Deaths

Total Recoveries

Active Cases

Gauteng

4960

227 469

427

KwaZulu-Natal

3309

116 571

6 021

Western Cape

4514

113 512

6 826

Eastern Cape

4325

101 438

10 412

Free State

1794

49 225

7 711

North West

541

32 861

1 168

Mpumalanga

614

29 937

473

Limpopo

487

17 496

389

Northern Cape

301

19 275

3 353

Total

20 845

707 784

36 780

UPDATE 20 November 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

Issued by Department of Health, 21 November 2020