Latest confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Africa (19 Dec 2020)

Today the cumulative number of cases stands at 912 477 with 10 939 new cases identified since the last report.

Province Total cases for 19 December 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 157209 17,2
Free State 60332 6,6
Gauteng 254649 27,9
KwaZulu-Natal 154535 16,9
Limpopo 20027 2,2
Mpumalanga 33025 3,6
North West 36532 4,0
Northern Cape 24105 2,6
Western Cape 172063 18,9
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 912477 100,0

A cumulative total of 6 100 373 tests have been completed with 48 387 new tests conducted since the last report.

Sector Total tested   New tested  
PRIVATE 3 533 076 58% 31 622 65%
PUBLIC 2 567 297 42% 16 765 35%
Total 6 100 373   48 387  

Regrettably, 254 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 85, Free State 12, Gauteng 18, Kwa-Zulu Natal 61, Limpopo 4 and Western Cape 74 which brings the total deaths to 24 539 deaths. We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health workers that treated the deceased.

Our recoveries now stand at 787 782

  Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 6050 135 876 15 283
Free State 2122 53 910 4 300
Gauteng 5179 235 084 14 386
KwaZulu-Natal 3635 123 469 27 431
Limpopo 526 18 452 1 049
Mpumalanga 621 31 381 1 023
North West 571 34 116 1 845
Northern Cape 372 21 783 1 950
Western Cape 5463 133 711 32 889
  24 539 787 782 100 156

 Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health

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