COVID-19 latest: Cases up by , death toll rises to 7 067

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Monday 27 July that COVID-19 cases reported in South Africa has risen to 425 529, with an influx of 7 120 cases having been confirmed in the last 24-hours. 


COVID-19 has also claimed the lives of a total of 7 067 people in South Africa since March, with 298 new deaths reported since Sunday 16 July. 


There have been 2 802 211 tests completed in total, with 28 433 having been tested in the last 24-hours alone. A total of 274 925 people have successfully recovered from the deadly virus, meaning that there are approximately 150 604 people actively infected. 

Latest provincial COVID-19 cases:


The following confirmed COVID-19 cases have been detected in each province as of Wednesday 24 June: 

  1. Gauteng – 162 319 cases;

  2. Western Cape – 92 600 cases; [*]KwaZulu-Natal – 65 982 cases; [*]Free State – 17 222 cases; [*]Eastern Cape – 74 321 cases; [*]Limpopo – 7 260 cases; [*]Mpumalanga – 11 386 cases; [*]North West – 17 604 cases; [*]Northern Cape – 3 875 cases; and [*]Unknown – 50 cases.