South Africa’s COVID-19 Claims Eight More Lives

COVID-19. Photo by Adam Nieścioruk on Unsplas

As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 10 015.

Case Data

Province Total Confirmed Cases
Eastern Cape 1218
Free State 135
Gauteng 1952
KwaZulu-Natal 1353
Limpopo 54
Mpumalanga 61
North West 45
Northern Cape 29
Western Cape 5168
Unknown 0
Total 10015


“We note with concern that the Western Cape and Eastern Cape combined comprises 84%of the total new cases,” said Dr Zweli Mkhize, Health Minister.

Testing Data
A total of 341 336 tests have been conducted to date with 17 257 tests done relative to the last report. “This is a record high for a 24-hour cycle of testing,” he said.

Reported COVID-19 Deaths:
“Regrettably, we report more COVID-19 related deaths: 3 from the Western Cape, 1 from Eastern Cape, and 4 from Gauteng,” said Mkhize.

This brings the total national deaths to 194

“We wish to express our condolences to the loved ones of the deceased and thank the health care workers who treated these patients,” he said.

“We are however encouraged by the number of recoveries which was 4173 as at 9 May 2020.”

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 22 519
Free State 6 105
Gauteng 22 1247
KwaZulu Natal 43 606
Limpopo 3 28
Mpumalanga 0 22
North West 0 23
Northern Cape 0 16
Western Cape 98 1607
Total 194 4173



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