NEWS & ANALYSIS

82 more Covid-19 related deaths – Zweli Mkhize

Health minister says 1 990 new cases of the disease have been identified

Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms total of 642 431 cases of Coronavirus COVID-19

9 September 2020

As of today, a cumulative total of 642 431 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded with 1 990 new cases identified.

Case data

Province

Total cases for 09 September 2020

Percentage total

Eastern Cape

87040

13,5

Free State

40456

6,3

Gauteng

213741

33,3

KwaZulu-Natal

115372

18,0

Limpopo

13900

2,2

Mpumalanga

25311

3,9

North West

26580

4,1

Northern Cape

12407

1,9

Western Cape

107624

16,8

Unknown

0

0,0

Total

642431

100,0

The total number of tests conducted to date is 3 842 898 with 21 736 new tests conducted since the last report.

Total deaths and recoveries

Regrettably, we report 82 more COVID-19 related deaths: 10 from KwaZulu-Natal, 27 from Gauteng, 5 from Eastern Cape, 8 from Free State, 10 from North West, 22 from Western Cape.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 15 168.

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 569 935 which translates to a recovery rate of 88,7%

Province

Total Deaths

Total Recoveries

Active Cases

Eastern Cape

3012

82842

1186

Free State

806

27129

12521

Gauteng

3860

188987

20894

KwaZulu-Natal

2356

103437

9579

Limpopo

257

12989

654

Mpumalanga

416

23917

978

North West

295

21673

4612

Northern Cape

150

9075

3182

Western Cape

4016

99886

3722

National

15168

569935

57328

Issued by Department Health, 9 September 2020