LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (8 DEC 2020)

Media Statement

As of today, the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases is 821 889 with 4 011 new cases identified since the last report.

Province Total cases for 08 December 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 139 055 16,9
Free State 59 417 7,2
Gauteng 239 099 29,1
KwaZulu-Natal 132 607 16,1
Limpopo 18 883 2,3
Mpumalanga 31 819 3,9
North West 35 145 4,3
Northern Cape 23 488 2,9
Western Cape 142 376 17,3
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 821 889 100,0

Testing Data 

A cumulative 5 640 042 tests have been completed, of which 28 127 have been conducted since the last report.

Sector Total tested   New tested  
PRIVATE 3 256 320 58% 20 562 73%
PUBLIC 2 383 722 42% 7 565 27%
Total 5 640 042   28 127  

Total Deaths and Recoveries

Regrettably, 183 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 82, Free State 20, Gauteng 11, KwaZulu-Natal 13, Northern Cape 7 and Western Cape 50 which brings the total to 22 432 deaths. 

We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers that treated the deceased patients.

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 5 060 126 012 7 983
Free State 2 015 53 068 4 334
Gauteng 5 053 229 547 4 499
KwaZulu-Natal 3 406 119 413 9 788
Limpopo 512 17 963 408
Mpumalanga 617 30 802 400
North West 566 33 834 745
Northern Cape 333 21 016 2 139
Western Cape 4 870 121 417 16 089
Total 22 432 753 072 46 385

Dr Zwelini Mkhize

Minister of Health

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