COVID-19 Update(21 August 2020)

>COVID-19 Update(21 August 2020)

21 August 2020

As of today, a cumulative total of  603 338  confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded with 3398 new cases identified.

Case Data

Province Total cases for 21 Aug 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 84 787 14,1
Free State 34 136 5,7
Gauteng 203 832 33,8
KwaZulu-Natal 108 788 18,0
Limpopo 12 281 2,0
Mpumalanga 22 701 3,8
North West 24 003 4,0
Northern Cape 8 818 1,5
Western Cape 103 942 17,2
Unknown 50 0,0
Total 603 338 100,0

 

Testing Data

The total number of tests conducted to date is 3 504 507 with 24 224 new tests conducted since the last report.

Sector Total tested New tested
Private 1 978 233 56% 13 556 56%
Public 1 526 274 44% 10 668 44%
Total 3 504 507 24 224

 

Reported Deaths and Recoveries

Regrettably, we report 225 new COVID-19 related deaths: 57 from Eastern Cape, 46 from Gauteng,  81 from KwaZulu Natal, 6 from Northern Cape, 10 from North West and 25 from Western Cape. This brings the cumulative number of deaths to 12 843

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 500 102 which translates to a recovery rate of 82%

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

Province Deaths Recoveries Active cases
Eastern Cape 2753 80 614 1420
Free State 567 20 443 13 126
Gauteng 3190 170 335 30 307
KwaZulu-Natal 1905 83 482 23 401
Limpopo 171 10 536 1574
Mpumalanga 214 19 649 2838
North West 224 16 948 6831
Northern Cape 106 5 203 3509
Western Cape 3713 92 892 7337
Total 12 843 500 102 90 343
2020-08-22T06:32:53+00:00August 21st, 2020|