8 October 2020
As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 686 891 with 1 736 new cases identified since the last report.
|Province||Total cases for 08 October 2020||Percentage total|
|Eastern Cape||90 339||13,2|
|Free State||49 683||7,2|
|North West||30 408||4,4|
|Northern Cape||18 388||2,7|
|Western Cape||112 012||16,3|
The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 339 686 with 21 172 new tests conducted since the last report.
|Sector||Total tested||New tested|
|PRIVATE||2 472 926||57%||14 479||68%|
|PUBLIC||1 866 760||43%||6 693||32%|
|Total||4 339 686||21 172|
Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 160 more COVID-19 related deaths: 18 from Eastern Cape, 6 from Free State, 105 from KwaZulu Natal, 13 from Gauteng, 6 from Limpopo, 4 from Mpumalanga, and 8 from Western Cape. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 17 408.
We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health- care workers that treated the deceased patients.
There has been a noticeable increase in the number of deaths recently which caused us concern as we have received reports from the Medical Research Council that there have been no excess deaths for three weeks in a row. We therefore con- sulted the provinces to ascertain the reason for the increased numbers. We have re- ceived reports that the provinces are implementing the recommendations of the MRC to reconcile the data with Home Affairs deaths data. In addition provinces are auditing the deaths data either by mining data from the DATCOV surveillance reports and identifying unreported deaths or auditing the facilities on the ground. We wel- come this robust refinement of data collation as it reassures us that, moving forward, we excersise precision in our epidemiological surveillance.
Our recoveries now stand at 618 771 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%
|Province||Total Deaths||Total Recoveries||Active Cases|
|Eastern Cape||3 163||85 301||1 875|
|Free State||1 090||35 271||13 322|
|Gauteng||4 386||198 022||19 630|
|KwaZulu-Natal||2 925||111 403||5 716|
|North West||375||27272||2 761|
|Northern Cape||228||15 122||3 038|
|Western Cape||4 239||104 839||2 934|
|National||17 408||618 771||50 712|