Department of Social Development Leaders

Minister for Social Development
Deputy Minister for Social Development
Mr. Linton Mchunu
Acting: Director General for Social Development

As of today, a cumulative total of 599 940 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded with 3 880 new cases identified.

Case Data

Province

Total cases for 20 August 2020

Percentage total

Eastern Cape

84586

14,1

Free State

33665

5,6

Gauteng

202955

33,8

KwaZulu-Natal

108080

18,0

Limpopo

12086

2,0

Mpumalanga

22459

3,7

North West

23868

4,0

Northern Cape

8575

1,4

Western Cape

103616

17,3

Unknown

50

0,0

Total

599940

100,0

Testing Data

The total number of tests conducted to date is 3 480 283 with 24 612 new tests conducted since the last report

Sector

Total tested

 

New tested

 

Private

1 964 677

56%

14 125

57%

Public

1 515 606

44%

10 487

43%

Total

3 480 283

 

24 612

 

Reported Deaths and Recoveries

Regrettably we report a further 195 COVID-19 related deaths- 26 from Eastern Cape, 83 from Gauteng, 36 from KwaZulu-Natal, 25 from Free State, 12 from Limpopo and 13 from Western Cape. This brings the total COVID-19 related cumulative deaths to 12 618

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

The recoveries now stand at 497 169 which translates to a recovery rate of 82%

Province

Deaths

Recoveries

Active cases

Eastern Cape

2696

79947

1943

Free State

567

19779

13319

Gauteng

3144

169299

30512

KwaZulu-Natal

1824

83094

23162

Limpopo

171

10526

1389

Mpumalanga

214

19530

2715

North West

214

16948

6706

Northern Cape

100

5154

3321

Western Cape

3688

92892

7036

Total

12618

497169

90103