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Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms total of 698 184 cases of Coronavirus COVID-19

15 Oct 2020

As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 698 184 with 1 770 new cases identified since the last report.

Province

Total cases for 15 October 2020

Percentage total

Eastern Cape

91373

13,1

Free State

52167

7,5

Gauteng

224158

32,1

KwaZulu-Natal

120859

17,3

Limpopo

16547

2,4

Mpumalanga

28466

4,1

North West

31356

4,5

Northern Cape

19630

2,8

Western Cape

113628

16,3

Unknown

0

0,0

Total

698184

100,0

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 481 354 with 22 609 new tests conducted since the last report.

Sector

Total tested

 

New tested

 

PRIVATE

2 559 732

57%

14 365

64%

PUBLIC

1 921 622

43%

8 244

36%

Total

4 481 354

 

22 609

 

Total Deaths and Recoveries

Regrettably, we report 158 more COVID-19 related deaths: 22 from Eastern Cape, 19 from the Free State, 38 from KwaZulu Natal, 70 from Gauteng, 5 from Limpopo, and 4 from Western Cape. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 18 309. Of the 158 deaths reported today, 8 occurred in the past 24-48 hours: 1 in the Free State, 1 in Gauteng, 2 from Limpopo and 4 in the Western Cape.

We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health- care workers that treated the deceased patients.

Our recoveries now stand at 628 301 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%

Province

Total Deaths

Total Recoveries

Active Cases

Eastern Cape

3397

86927

1049

Free State

1270

36303

14594

Gauteng

4597

199656

19905

KwaZulu-Natal

3111

111953

5795

Limpopo

435

15514

598

Mpumalanga

589

27098

779

North West

393

28589

2374

Northern Cape

237

16583

2810

Western Cape

4280

105678

3670

National

18309

628301

51574

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