29 October 2020
As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 721 770 with 2 056 new cases identified since the last report.
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The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 777 609 with 25 013 new tests conducted since the last report.
Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 53 COVID-19 related deaths today: 37 from Eastern Cape, 4 from Gauteng, 5 from the Free State, 5 from KwaZulu Natal, and 2 from Mpumalanga.
This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 19 164. Of the 53 deaths reported today, 15 were reported to have occurred in the past 24-48 hours: 3 from the Free State, 7 from Eastern Cape, 4 from Gauteng and 1 from KwaZuluNatal
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 649 935 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%
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Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health