Thursday, 06 August 2020

Pretoria: As of Thursday; 06 August 2020, South Africa recorded 8 307 new cases and 306 more COVID-19 related deaths.

Of the additional fatalities, 78 are in KwaZulu-Natal, 75 in Gauteng, 66 in the Eastern Cape, 46 in the Western Cape, 23 in the Free State and 18 in the Northern Cape.

This brings the death toll to 9 604, while 538 184 people contracted the virus since the first case reported on 05 March.

The provincial deaths and recoveries breakdown is as follows:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 2033 74004
Free State 350 11575
Gauteng 2388 132002
KwaZulu-Natal 1116 53444
Limpopo 90 6876
Mpumalanga 139 12290
North West 109 9527
Northern Cape 54 3069
Western Cape 3325 84529
Total 9604 387316

“The number of recoveries currently stands at 387 316, which translates to a recovery rate of 72%,” Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, said.

Provincial Case Data

Province Total cases for 06 August 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 81014 15,1
Free State 26123 4,9
Gauteng 187631 34,9
KwaZulu-Natal 90115 16,7
Limpopo 9873 1,8
Mpumalanga 17803 3,3
North West 21044 3,9
Northern Cape 5932 1,1
Western Cape 98599 18,3
Unknown 50 0,0
Total 538184 100,0

Testing Data

The total number of tests conducted to date is 3 149 807 with 36 616 new tests conducted since the last report.

 

According to the World Health Organisation, there are 18 614 177 cases and 702 642 deaths worldwide.