The cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 83 890.
A further 63 COVID-19 related deaths were reported - 6 from Eastern Cape and 57 from Western Cape. This brings the total deaths to 1 737.
Gender Distribution Deaths:
|Male (%)||Female (%)||Unknown||Total|
|903 (52%)||832 (47,9%)||2 (0,1)||1737|
The mortality rate is 2,1%.
|Province||Total cases for 18 June 2020||Percentage total|
1 228 098 tests have been completed in total of which 27 362 new tests are reported.
The number of recoveries is 44 920, which translates to a recovery rate of 53,5%.
More than 450,000 people have died as a result of the new coronavirus, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
The World Health Organization has announced that testing of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in its large multi-country trial of treatments for COVID-19 patients had been halted after new data and studies showed no benefit.