Update on Covid-19 (07th October 2020)

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Media Statement
7 October 2020


As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is
685 155 with 1 913 new cases identified since the last report.

Province Total cases for 07 October 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 90165 13,2
Free State 49270 7,2
Gauteng 221719 32,4
KwaZulu-Natal 119930 17,5
Limpopo 15950 2,3
Mpumalanga 27800 4,1
North West 30288 4,4
Northern Cape 18207 2,7
Western Cape 111826 16,3
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 685155 100,0

 

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 318 514 with 23 583 new tests conducted since the last report.

Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 145 more COVID-19 related deaths: 1 from Eastern Cape, 11 from Free State, 42 from KwaZulu Natal, 41 from Gauteng, 24 from Limpopo, 11 from Mpumalanga, 7 from Northern Cape and 8 from Western Cape.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 17 248.

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 618 127 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%

 

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 3145 85301 1719
Free State 1084 35195 12991
Gauteng 4373 197892 19454
KwaZulu-Natal 2820 111318 5792
Limpopo 415 14861 674
Mpumalanga 577 26525 698
North West 375 27272 2641
Northern Cape 228 15073 2906
Western Cape 4231 104690 2905
National 17248 618127 49780

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS

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