NEWS & ANALYSIS

9 420 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in SA – Zweli Mkhize

Health minister says there have been 186 deaths and 3 983 recoveries

Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms total of 9 420 cases of Coronavirus COVID-19

9 May 2020

Testing Data

A total of 324 079 COVID-19 tests has been conducted, of which 16 327 are new tests from those reported yesterday.

Sector

Total tested

New tested

Private

160 897

50%

7 302

45%

Public

163 182

50%

9 025

55%

Grand Total

324 079

 

16 327

 

Case Data

There are 525 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with the total number of confirmed cases at 9 420.

Province

New cases

Total cases

Percentage total

Eastern Cape

89

1078

11,4

Free State

1

134

1,4

Gauteng

60

1910

20,3

KwaZulu-Natal

54

1308

13,9

Limpopo

7

51

0,5

Mpumalanga

1

61

0,6

North West

0

41

0,4

Northern Cape

1

28

0,3

Western Cape

312

4 809

51,1

Unknown

0

0

0,0

Total

525

9 420

100

Deaths and Recoveries

Total Deaths :    186

Total Recoveries : 3 983

We are saddened to report 8 new deaths, 7 from the Western Cape and 1 from KwaZulu Natal. We have also been advised that one of the deceased was a nurse at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town. We pay special tribute to this health worker.

We express our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased and thank the health care workers who looked after these patients.

Issued by Department of Health, 9 May 2020