10 October 2020
As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 690 896 with 2 364 new cases identified since the last report.
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The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 388 171 with 28 066 new tests conducted since the last report.
Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 126 more COVID-19 related deaths: 39 from Eastern Cape, 35 from the Free State, 10 from KwaZulu Natal, 30 from Gauteng, 4 from Mpumalanga and 8 from Western Cape.
This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 17 673.
Of the 126 deaths reported today, 11 occurred in the past 24 hours: 2 in the Free State, 1 in Gauteng, 4 in KwaZulu Natal and 4 from Mpumalanga.
The provinces continue to refine their processes of identifying COVID-19 related deaths as outlined in the statement of 8 October 2020.
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 622 153 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%
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Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health