COVID-19 Update(18 August 2020)

>COVID-19 Update(18 August 2020)

18 August 2020

As of today, a cumulative total of  592 144  confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded with 2258 new cases identified.

Case Data

Province Total cases for 18 Aug 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 84 144 14,2
Free State 32 593 5,5
Gauteng 200 949 33,9
KwaZulu-Natal 106 565 18,0
Limpopo 11 813 2,0
Mpumalanga 21 717 3,7
North West 23 445 4,0
Northern Cape 8129 1,4
Western Cape 102 739 17,4
Unknown 50 0,0
Total 592 144 100,0

 

Testing Data

The total number of tests conducted to date is 3 430 347 with 14 677 new tests conducted since the last report.

Sector Total tested New tested
Private 1 934 646 56% 9 088 62%
Public 1 495 701 44% 5 589 38%
Total 3 430 347 14 677

 

Reported Deaths and Recoveries

Regrettably, we report 282 new COVID-19 related deaths: 66 from Eastern Cape, 89 from Gauteng, 13 from the Free State,  57 from KwaZulu Natal, 3 from Northern Cape, 20 from North West and 34 from Western Cape. This brings the cumulative number of deaths to 12 264

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 485 468  which translates to a recovery rate of 82%

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 2633 79 947
Free State 537 17 547
Gauteng 3018 161 143
KwaZulu-Natal 1743 80 684
Limpopo 159 10 281
Mpumalanga 214 19 252
North West 214 14 980
Northern Cape 100 4757
Western Cape 3612 91 877
Total 12 264 485 468
2020-08-19T06:10:06+00:00August 18th, 2020|