14 October 2020
As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 696 414 with 1 877 new cases identified since the last report.
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The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 458 745 with 24 793 new tests conducted since the last report.
Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 123 more COVID-19 related deaths: 44 from Eastern Cape, 14 from the Free State, 17 from KwaZulu Natal, 35 from Gauteng, 8 from North West and 5 from Western Cape.
This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 18 151.
Of the 123 deaths reported today, 10 occurred in the past 24-48 hours: 1 in the Eastern Cape, 1 in the Free State, 1 in Gauteng, 2 from Northern Cape and 5 in the Western Cape.
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 626 898 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%
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Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health