16 August 2020
As of today, a cumulative total of 587 345 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded with 3 692 new cases identified.
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The total number of tests conducted to date is 3 400 638 with 22 609 new tests conducted since the last report
Reported Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably we report a further 162 COVID-19 related deaths- 70 from Eastern Cape, 27 from Gauteng, 21 from KwaZulu-Natal, 6 from Free State, 18 from North West and 20 from Western Cape.
This brings the total COVID-19 related cumulative deaths to 11 839
We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased.
The recoveries now stand at 472 377 which translates to a recovery rate of 80%
Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health