NEWS & ANALYSIS

82 more Covid-19 related deaths – Zweli Mkhize

27 from KZN, 15 from Gauteng, 9 from ECape, 6 from FState, 5 from NCape, 20 from WCape

Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms total of 640 441 cases of Coronavirus COVID-19

8 September 2020

As of today, a cumulative total of 640 441 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded with 1 079 new cases identified.

Case data

Province

Total cases for 08 September 2020

Percentage total

Eastern Cape

86926

13,6

Free State

40154

6,3

Gauteng

213333

33,3

KwaZulu-Natal

115081

18,0

Limpopo

13797

2,2

Mpumalanga

25198

3,9

North West

26399

4,1

Northern Cape

12222

1,9

Western Cape

107331

16,8

Unknown

0

0,0

Total

640441

100,0

The total number of tests conducted to date is 3 821 162 with 12 213 new tests conducted since the last report

Sector

Total tested

 

New tested

 

PRIVATE

2 168 821

57%

8 212

67%

PUBLIC

1 652 341

43%

4 001

33%

Total

3 821 162

 

12 213

 

Total deaths and recoveries

Regrettably, we report 82 more COVID-19 related deaths: 27 from KwaZulu-Natal, 15 from Gauteng, 9 from Eastern Cape, 6 from Free State, 5 from Northern Cape, 20 from Western Cape. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 15086.

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 567 729 which translates to a recovery rate of 88,6%

Province

Total Deaths

Total Recoveries

Active Cases

Eastern Cape

3007

82842

1077

Free State

798

27129

12227

Gauteng

3833

188367

21133

KwaZulu-Natal

2346

102474

10261

Limpopo

257

12952

588

Mpumalanga

416

23917

865

North West

285

21530

4584

Northern Cape

150

8956

3116

Western Cape

3994

99562

3775

National

15086

567729

57626

Issued by Department of Health, 8 September 2020