18 August 2020
As of today, a cumulative total of 592 144 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded with 2 258 new cases identified.
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The total number of tests conducted to date is 3 430 347 with 14 677 new tests conducted since the last report
Reported Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably we report a further 282 COVID-19 related deaths- 66 from Eastern Cape, 89 from Gauteng, 57 from KwaZulu-Natal, 3 from Northern Cape, 13 from Free State, and 34 from Western Cape and 20 from North West.
This brings the total COVID-19 related cumulative deaths to 12 264
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 485 468 which translates to a recovery rate of 82%
Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health