5 October 2020
As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 682 215 with 926 new cases identified since the last report.
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The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 280 340 with 10 714 new tests conducted since the last report.
Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 40 more COVID-19 related deaths: 12 from Eastern Cape, 14 from Free State, 5 from Gauteng, 5 from Mpumalanga and 4 from Western Cape.
This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 17 016.
We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers that treated the deceased patients.
Our recoveries now stand at 615 684 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%
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Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health