Covid-19 in KwaZulu-Natal: a district-level breakdown

(last updated 7 September 2020)

This post contains the data for the KwaZulu-Natal and its 11 districts. It will be updated daily (or as often as we are able to source data). 

KwaZulu-Natal reported a total of 114,824 confirmed cases of Covid-19 as of 6 September and 2,319 Covid-19-related deaths.

Unallocated cases are not included in the district charts below.

The charts below start from 24 June, before that date the stats were not released often enough to be usable.

Daily confirmed cases in KwaZulu-Natal’s 11 districts

Ethekwini metro has by far the most confirmed cases at 54,260 as of 6 September. 2,569 of those cases are active. Neighbouring Umgungungdlovu district, where Pietermaritzburg is, has the next highest number at 15,8441,149 of which are active cases.

Confirmed cases, recoveries, deaths and active cases in Ethekwini and Umgungundlovu

Ethekwini and Umgungdlovu have been plotted separately from the other districts because Ekthekwini’s numbers are so much higher. If all the districts were plotted on the same Y-axis as Ethekwini, the lines for many of the districts would be impossible to see.

Confirmed cases, recoveries, deaths and active cases in KwaZulu-Natal’s nine other districts

By far the most Covid-19-related deaths in the province have been recorded in Ethekwini, as of 6 September, 1,140 deaths had been reported.

Covid-19-related deaths in KwaZulu-Natal’s 11 districts

Please note: The number of deaths reported for the entire province for 31 July – 844 – is less than the combined total of deaths reported for the districts on that day – 846.

Active cases per 100,000 people

The national government is using a district-level alert system based on the number of active Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people. Coronavirus hotspots are considered to be districts that have more than 5 active cases per 100,000.

The district with the most active cases per 100,000 people in KwaZulu-Natal as of the week ending 25 July is Amajuba district with 410.

Amajuba410
Ethekwini405
Umgungundlovu352
King Cetshwayo234
Ilembe202
Harry Gwala194
Ugu192
Umzinyathi168
Uthukela164
Zululand149
Umkhanyakude41
Number of active cases per 100,000 population (7-day average as of 25 July)

Change in active cases (7-day average)

Data in these charts is compiled from infographics posted on the Twitter and Facebook accounts of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health.