Latest confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Africa (6 Nov 2020)

As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 734 175 with 1 763 new cases identified since the last report.

Province Total cases for 06 November 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 100064 13,6
Free State 57724 7,9
Gauteng 229954 31,3
KwaZulu-Natal 123737 16,9
Limpopo 17843 2,4
Mpumalanga 30157 4,1
North West 33778 4,6
Northern Cape 22284 3,0
Western Cape 118634 16,2
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 734 175 100,0

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 940 719 with 23 094 new tests conducted since the last report.

Sector Total tested New tested
PRIVATE 2 847 778 58% 14 285 62%
PUBLIC 2 092 941 42% 8 809 38%
Total 4 940 719 23 094


Total Deaths and Recoveries

Regrettably, we report 72 COVID-19 related deaths today: 25 from Eastern Cape, 7 from Gauteng, 9 from the Free State, 8 from KwaZulu Natal, 16 from Limpopo, 3 from Northern Cape and 4 from Western Cape. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 19 749. Of the 72 deaths reported today, 7 were reported to have occurred in the past 24-48 hours: 1 in the Free State, 3 in Gauteng, 2 in KwaZulu Natal, 1 in Northern 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 675 593 which translates to a recovery rate of 92%

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 3838 92126 4100
Free State 1557 45128 11039
Gauteng 4859 219268 5827
KwaZulu-Natal 3249 115226 5262
Limpopo 476 16884 484
Mpumalanga 607 28947 603
North West 475 29652 3650
Northern Cape 295 18387 3602
Western Cape 4393 109975 4266
National 19 749 675 593 38 833

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health

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