KZN passes Western Cape in top 3 provinces with most Covid-19 cases

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South Africa have now surpassed 11 600 mark of Covid-19 related deaths as of August 15.

This is according to President Ramaphosa in his address to the nation on the latest update on Covid-19 lockdown where he also said the country has now recorded 583 653 cases of Covid-19.

Health ministry confirmed 4 513 new cases in the last 24 hours. Total number of deaths now sits at 11 677.

“Regrettably, we report 121 new COVID-19 related deaths: 5 from Eastern Cape, 17 from the Free State,  21 from Gauteng, 34 from KwaZulu Natal, 18 from Limpopo and 26 from Western Cape. This brings the cumulative number of deaths to 11 677.”

“We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased” said Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize.

Case Data

ProvinceTotal cases for 15 Aug 2020Percentage total
Eastern Cape83 67114,3
Free State31 4655,4
Gauteng198 67134,0
KwaZulu-Natal104 61917,9
Limpopo11 4452,0
Mpumalanga20 9153,6
North West23 0934,0
Northern Cape77351,3
Western Cape101 98917,5
Unknown500,0
Total583 653100,0
Source: NICD

The number of recoveries currently stands at 466 941 which translates to a recovery rate of 80%

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

ProvinceDeathsRecoveries
Eastern Cape244778 819
Free State51315 819
Gauteng2888158 705
KwaZulu-Natal165177 838
Limpopo15910 039
Mpumalanga18917 969
North West17613 073
Northern Cape943984
Western Cape356090 652
Total11 677466 941
Source: NICD
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