As of Sunday, the number of confirmed coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in South Africa was 196,750, with 8773 new cases identified. The number of Covid-19 related deaths increased by 173, bringing the total to 3199, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said.

The provincial breakdown was as follows: 

  • Eastern Cape – 35,648 (18.1 percent)
  • Free State – 2553 (1.3)
  • Gauteng – 63,404 (32.2)
  • KwaZulu-Natal – 15,146 (7.7)
  • Limpopo – 1706 (0.9)
  • Mpumalanga – 1965 (1.0)
  • North West – 6063 (3.1)
  • Northern Cape¬† – 734 (0.4)
  • Western Cape – 69,531 (35.3 percent)
  • Unknown – 0 (0.0)

A total of 1,830,161 tests had been processed to date, of which 38.083 had been conducted since the previous report on Saturday.

SAPS detectives from Bellville being tested for Covid-19 by Dr Abdul Rawoot of Gift of the Givers. Picture:Brendan Magaar/African News Agency (ANA)

“Regrettably, we report a further 173 Covid-19-related deaths – two from the Northern Cape, 10 from the Free State, 21 from KwaZulu Natal, 29 from the Eastern Cape, 40 from the Western Cape, and 71 from Gauteng. This brings the total deaths to 3199. We wish to express our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased. The number of recoveries is 93,315, which translates to a recovery rate of 47.4 percent,” Mkhize said.

The provincial breakdown was as follows:

  • Eastern Cape – 519 deaths, and 19,490 recoveries
  • Free State – 19 and 455
  • Gauteng – 353 and 16,887
  • KwaZulu-Natal – 183 and 4197
  • Limpopo – 10 and 635
  • Mpumalanga – 7 and 621
  • North West – 36 and 865
  • Northern Cape – 6 and 237
  • Western Cape – 2066 deaths and 49,928 recoveries

-ANA, editing by Jacques Keet