LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (17 NOV 2020)

Media Statement

As of today,  the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 754 256 with 1 987 new cases identified since the last report. 

Province Total cases for 17 November 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 110 312 14,6
Free State 58 499 7,8
Gauteng 231 860 30,7
KwaZulu-Natal 125 102 16,6
Limpopo 18 243 2,4
Mpumalanga 30 758 4,1
North West 34 371 4,6
Northern Cape 22 771 3,0
Western Cape 122 340 16,2
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 754 256 100,0

 The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 5 160 877 with 17 930 new tests conducted since the last report.

Sector Total tested New tested
PRIVATE 2 984 086 58% 11 420 64%
PUBLIC 2 176 791 42% 6 510 36%
Total 5 160 877 17 930

Total Deaths and Recoveries

Regrettably, 119 more COVID-19 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 36, Free State 22, Gauteng 42, Kwa-Zulu Natal 7, Mpumalanga 1 and Western Cape 11  which brings the total reported deaths to 20 433. Of the 118 deaths, 7 reportedly occurred in the past 48 hours: 3 in the Free State and 4 in the 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 696 820 which translates to a recovery rate of 92,4%.

Province Total Cumulative Cases Total Deaths Total Recoveries  

Active Cases

Gauteng 231 860 4 931 225 067 1 862
KwaZulu-Natal 125 102 3 294 116 518 5 290
Western Cape 122 340 4 475 112 371 5 494
Eastern Cape 110 312 4 122 96 300 9 890
Free State 58 499 1 708 48 593 8 198
North West 34 371 510 32 100 1 761
Mpumalanga 30 758 612 29 747 399
Limpopo 18 243 480 17 382 381
Northern Cape 22 771 301 18 742 3 728
Unknown 0 0 0 0
Total 754 256 20 433 696 820 37 003

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize

Minister of Health

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