COVID-19 Update(17 August 2020)

>COVID-19 Update(17 August 2020)

17 August 2020

As of today, a cumulative total of  589 886  confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded with 2541 new cases identified.

Case Data

Province Total cases for 17 Aug 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 84 092 14,3
Free State 32 304 5,5
Gauteng 200 237 33,9
KwaZulu-Natal 106 037 18,0
Limpopo 11 757 2,0
Mpumalanga 21 474 3,6
North West 23 305 4,0
Northern Cape 8021 1,4
Western Cape 102 609 17,4
Unknown 50 0,0
Total 589 886 100,0

Testing Data

The total number of tests conducted to date is 3 415 670 with 22 609 new tests conducted since the last report.

Sector Total tested New tested
Private 1 925 558 56% 5 869 39%
Public 1 490 112 44% 9 163 61%
Total 3 415 670 15 032

Reported Deaths and Recoveries

Regrettably, we report 143 new COVID-19 related deaths: 50 from Eastern Cape, 14 from Gauteng, 5 from the Free State,  14 from KwaZulu Natal, 3 from Northern Cape, 25 from Mpumalanga and 32 from Western Cape. This brings the cumulative number of deaths to 11 982

We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased.

The number of recoveries currently stands at 477 671  which translates to a recovery rate of 80%

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 2567 79 947
Free State 524 17 000
Gauteng 2929 161 078
KwaZulu-Natal 1686 79 955
Limpopo 159 10 281
Mpumalanga 214 18 661
North West 194 14 980
Northern Cape 97 4728
Western Cape 3612 91 041
Total 11 982 477 671
2020-08-18T05:25:02+00:00August 17th, 2020|