LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (28 OCT 2020)

Media Statement

As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 719 714 with 1 863 new cases identified since the last report. 

Province Total cases for 28 October 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 95 050 13,2
Free State 56 196 7,8
Gauteng 227 833 31,7
KwaZulu-Natal 122 624 17,0
Limpopo 17 374 2,4
Mpumalanga 29 553 4,1
North West 32 956 4,6
Northern Cape 21 560 3,0
Western Cape 116 568 16,2
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 719 714 100,0

 

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 752 596 with 25 721 new tests conducted since the last report.

Sector Total tested   New tested  
PRIVATE 2 728 014 57% 17 342 67%
PUBLIC 2 024 582 43% 8 379 33%
Total 4 752 596   25 721  

 

Total Deaths and Recoveries

Regrettably, we report 58 COVID-19 related deaths today: 18 from Eastern Cape, 2 from Gauteng, 3 from the Free State, 12 from KwaZulu-Natal, 7 from Limpopo, 6 from Northern Cape and 10 from Western Cape. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 19 111. Of the 58 deaths reported today, 16 were re- ported to have occurred in the past 24-48 hours: 1 from the Free State 2 from East- ern Cape, 2 from Gauteng, 2 from KwaZulu-Natal, 2 from Limpopo and 7 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 648 654 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%.

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 3 588 88 437 3 025
Free State 1 493 41 290 13 413
Gauteng 4 713 207 211 15 909
KwaZulu-Natal 3 209 112 643 6 772
Limpopo 458 16 218 698
Mpumalanga 601 28 245 707
North West 434 28 841 3 681
Northern Cape 262 17 811 3 487
Western Cape 4 353 107 958 4 257
National 19 111 648 654 51 949

Dr Zwelini Mkhize

Minister of Health

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