NEWS & ANALYSIS

345 new Covid-19 related deaths – Zweli Mkhize

97 of these from WCape, apparently due to a backlog in reporting

Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms total of 521 318 cases of Coronavirus COVID-19

4 August 2020

As of today, a cumulative total of 521 318 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded.

Case Data

Province

Total cases for 04 August 2020

Percentage total

Eastern Cape

79844

15,3

Free State

24333

4,7

Gauteng

183090

35,1

KwaZulu-Natal

85986

16,5

Limpopo

9389

1,8

Mpumalanga

15716

3,0

North West

20270

3,9

Northern Cape

5379

1,0

Western Cape

97261

18,7

Unknown

50

0,0

Total

521318

100,0

Testing Data

The total number of tests conducted to date is 3 078 202 with 19 507 new tests conducted since the last report.

Sector

Total tested

 

New tested

 

PRIVATE

1740867

57%

10929

56%

PUBLIC

1337335

43%

8578

44%

Total

3078202

 

19507

 

Reported Deaths and Recoveries

Regrettably we report 345 new COVID-19 related deaths: 43 from Eastern Cape, 116 from Gauteng, 89 from KwaZulu Natal, 97 from Western Cape. This brings the cumulative number of deaths to 8 884.

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 363 751 which translates to a recovery rate of 69,8%.

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

Province

Deaths

Recoveries

Eastern Cape

1832

71420

Free State

205

10582

Gauteng

2268

126784

KwaZulu-Natal

976

44664

Limpopo

90

5524

Mpumalanga

123

10736

North West

109

9206

Northern Cape

36

2388

Western Cape

3245

82447

Total

8884

363751

Issued by Department of Health, 4 August 2020