Sassa. Image source: Cape Business News

SASSA KwaMashu Local Office has been temporarily closed until further notice after an official tested positive for COVID-19.

The Department of Health has been requested to conduct tests on all affected officials (31).

Whilst awaiting results, these officials will be on self-isolation.

SASSA management has arranged for the decontamination of the office concerned.

“Clients are encouraged to use these alternative local offices Phoenix, Inanda or Durban Local Office for all social grants applications or services,” said SASSA.

As of yesterday, the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 111 796.

Case Data

Province Total cases for 24 June 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 19214 17,2
Free State 889 0,8
Gauteng 26156 23,4
KwaZulu-Natal 6075 5,4
Limpopo 670 0,6
Mpumalanga 713 0,6
North West 2618 2,3
Northern Cape 299 0,3
Western Cape 55162 49,3
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 111796 100,0


Testing Data
1 416 894 
tests have been completed in a total of which 34 122 new tests have been reported.

Reported Deaths and Recoveries
“Regrettably, we report a further 103 COVID-19 related deaths- 15 from Eastern Cape, 25 from Gauteng and 63 from Western Cape. This brings the total deaths to 2205,” said Dr Zweli Mkhize, Health Minister.

“We wish to express our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased.”

The mortality rate is 2%

The number of recoveries is 56 874, which translates to a recovery rate of 50,9%


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