LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (26 OCT 2020)

Media Statement

As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 716 759 with 891 new cases identified since the last report.  

Province Total cases for 26 October 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 94 182 13,1
Free State 55 843 7,8
Gauteng 227 340 31,7
KwaZulu-Natal 122 342 17,1
Limpopo 17 234 2,4
Mpumalanga 29 384 4,1
North West 32 759 4,6
Northern Cape 21 433 3,0
Western Cape 116 242 16,2
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 716 759 100,0

 

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 709 403 with 11 464 new tests conducted since the last report.

Sector Total tested   New tested  
PRIVATE 2 697 257 57% 6 993 61%
PUBLIC 2 012 146 43% 4 471 39%
Total 4 709 403   11 464  

 

Total Deaths and Recoveries

Regrettably, we report 40 COVID-19 related deaths today: 8 from Eastern Cape, 4 from Gauteng, 1 from KwaZulu-Natal, 4 from Mpumalanga, 16 from North West and 7 from Western Cape. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 19 008. Of the 40 deaths reported today, 10 were reported to have occurred in the past 24-48 hours: 2 from Eastern Cape, 4 from Gauteng, 1 from KwaZulu- Natal and 3 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 646 721 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%.

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 3 560 88 437 2 185
Free State 1 478 40 991 13 374
Gauteng 4 707 206 750 15 883
KwaZulu-Natal 3  192 112 468 6 682
Limpopo 451 16 218 565
Mpumalanga 598 28 161 625
North West 434 28 804 3 521
Northern Cape 256 17 504 3 673
Western Cape 4 332 107 388 4 522
National 19 008 646 721 51 030

Dr Zwelini Mkhize

Minister of Health

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