16 October 2020
As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 700 203 with 2 019 new cases identified since the last report.
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The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 505 533 with 24 179 new tests conducted since the last report.
Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 61 more COVID-19 related deaths: 14 from Eastern Cape, 21 from the Free State, 11 from KwaZulu Natal, 4 from Gauteng and 11 from Northern Cape.
This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 18 370. Of the 61 deaths reported today, 5 were reported to have occurred in the past 24-48 hours: 2 in the Free State and 3 in Gauteng.
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 629 260 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%
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Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health