As of Sunday, the number of confirmed coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in South Africa was 587,345, with 3692 new cases identified. The number of Covid-19-related deaths increased by 162, bringing the total to 11,839, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said.

The provincial breakdown was as follows: 

Eastern Cape – 84,006 (14.3 percent)

Free State – 31,870 (5.4)

Gauteng – 199,635 (34.0)

KwaZulu-Natal – 105,383 (17.9)

Limpopo – 11,573 (2.0)

Mpumalanga – 21,289 (3.6)

North West – 23,250 (4.0)

Northern Cape  Р7840 (1.3)

Western Cape – 102,449 (17.4 percent)

Unknown – 50 (0.0)

A total of 3,400,638 tests had been processed to date, of which 22,609 had been conducted since the previous report on Saturday.

South Africa – Durban – 06 August 2020 – Health Minister Zweli Mkhize visited Clairwood Hospital during his two day visit in KwaZulu Natal Province.
Picture: Doctor Ngcobo/African News Agency(ANA)

“Regrettably, we report a further 162 Covid-19-related deaths – 70 from the Eastern Cape, 27 from Gauteng, 21 from KwaZulu-Natal, six from the Free State, 18 from the North West, and 20 from the Western Cape. This brings the total Covid-19-related cumulative deaths to 11,839. We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased. The recoveries now stand at 472,377, which translates to a recovery rate of 80 percent,” Mkhize said.

The provincial breakdown was as follows:

Eastern Cape – 2517 deaths and 78,862 recoveries

Free State – 519 and 15,819

Gauteng – 2915 and 159,712

KwaZulu-Natal – 1672 and 78,909

Limpopo – 159 and 10,281

Mpumalanga – 189 and 18,430

North West – 194 and 14,980

Northern Cape – 94 and 4515

Western Cape – 3580 deaths and 90,869 recoveries

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-ANA, editing by Jacques Keet