LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (24 DEC 2020)

Media Statement

Today, we report a cumulative total of 968 563 with 14 305 cases identified since the last report.

Case Data 

Province Total cases for 24 December 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 163 806 16,9
Free State 61 394 6,3
Gauteng 266 296 27,5
KwaZulu-Natal 171 455 17,7
Limpopo 21 299 2,2
Mpumalanga 34 084 3,5
North West 37 878 3,9
Northern Cape 24 554 2,5
Western Cape 187 797 19,4
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 968 563 100,0

A cumulative total of 6 325 784 tests have been conducted with 56 008 tests conducted since the last report.

Sector Total tested   New tested  
Private 3 676 333 58% 37 695 67%
Public 2 649 451 42% 18 313 33%
Total 6 325 784   56 008  

Regrettably, we report 326 more COVID-19 related deaths: Eastern Cape 109 , Free State 4, Gauteng 22, KwaZulu-Natal 81 and Western Cape 110. This brings the total deaths to 25 983.

We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased patients. Our recoveries now stand at 822 978. 

  Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 6 569 147 259 9 978
Free State 2 146 54 422 4 826
Gauteng 5 282 241 302 19 712
KwaZulu-Natal 3 874 129 458 38 123
Limpopo 533 18 775 1 991
Mpumalanga 630 31 779 1 675
North West 577 34 353 2 948
Northern Cape 372 22 078 2 104
Western Cape 6 000 143 552 38 245
  25 983 822 978 119 602

 Dr Zwelini Mkhize

Minister of Health

ENDS..

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