26 October 2020
As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 716 759 with 891 new cases identified since the last report.
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The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 709 403 with 11 464 new tests conducted since the last report.
Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 40 COVID-19 related deaths today: 8 from Eastern Cape, 4 from Gauteng, 1 from KwaZulu Natal, 4 from Mpumalanga, 16 from North West and 7 from Western Cape.
This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 19 008.
Of the 40 deaths reported today, 10 were reported to have occurred in the past 24-48 hours: 2 from Eastern Cape, 4 from Gauteng, 1 from KwaZulu- Natal and 3 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 646 721 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%
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Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health