Update on Covid-19 10th October 2020

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Update on Covid-19 10th October 2020

Media Statement
10 October 2020


As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is
690 896 with 2 364 new cases identified since the last report.

Province Total cases for 10 October 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 90686 13,1
Free State 50552 7,3
Gauteng 222745 32,2
KwaZulu-Natal 120295 17,4
Limpopo 16233 2,3
Mpumalanga 28115 4,1
North West 30715 4,4
Northern Cape 18888 2,7
Western Cape 112667 16,3
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 690896 100,0

 

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

Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 126 more COVID-19 related deaths: 39 from Eastern Cape, 35 from the Free State, 10 from KwaZulu Natal, 30 from Gauteng, 4 from Mpumalanga and 8 from Western Cape.

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.

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 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

 

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health

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