COVID-19 Update

17 April 2020

As at today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 2783.
The total number of tests conducted to date is 100 827.
The provincial breakdown is as follows:

PROVINCE CONFIRMED CASES
GAUTENG 1018
WESTERN CAPE 717
KWAZULU-NATAL 591
FREE STATE 100
EASTERN CAPE 246
LIMPOPO 26
MPUMALANGA 23
NORTH WEST 24
NORTHERN CAPE 16
UNALLOCATED/UNKOWN 22

Today we regrettably report 2 new COVID-19 related deaths. Both deceased are from the
Western Cape. This increases the total number of deaths to 50.

We convey ourcondolences to the families and also appreciate the health workers who were treating the deceased patients.

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health

2020-04-18T08:17:20+00:00