Saturday, 10 October 2020 21:40

 

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said in a statement that South Africa has recorded 690 896 detected COVID-19 cases.

This is an increase of 2 364 new cases identified since the last report.

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 388 171 with 28 066 new tests conducted since the last report.

A further 126 more COVID-19 related deaths were recorded: 39 from Eastern Cape, 35 from the Free State, 10 from KwaZulu Natal, 30 from Gauteng, 4 from Mpumalanga and 8 from Western Cape,said Mkhize.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 17 673.

Of the 126 deaths reported today, 11 occurred in the past 24 hours: 2 in the Free State, 1 in Gauteng, 4 in KwaZulu Natal and 4 from Mpumalanga.

The provinces continue to refine their processes of identifying COVID-19 related deaths as outlined in the statement of 8 October 2020.

Mkhize added that the recoveries now stand at 622 153 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%.

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 3225 86400 1061
Free State 1128 35537 13887
Gauteng 4444 198582 19719
KwaZulu-Natal 3000 111585 5710
Limpopo 425 15093 715
Mpumalanga 585 26801 729
North West 382 27621 2712
Northern Cape 232 15479 3177
Western Cape 4252 105055 3360
National 17673 622153 51070

The coronavirus pandemic has sickened more than 36,976,400 people, according to official counts. As of Saturday afternoon, at least 1,068,500 people have died, and the virus has been detected in nearly every country.

Compiled by Lehlohonolo Lehana.