17 August 2020
As of today, a cumulative total of 589 886 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded with 2 541 new cases identified.
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The total number of tests conducted to date is 3 415 670 with 15 032 new tests conducted since the last report
Reported Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably we report a further 143 COVID-19 related deaths- 50 from Eastern Cape, 14 from Gauteng, 14 from KwaZulu-Natal, 3 from Northern Cape, 5 from Free State, 25 from Mpumalanga and 32 from Western Cape.
This brings the total COVID-19 related cumulative deaths to 11 982
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 477 671 which translates to a recovery rate of 80%
Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health