As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 690 896 with 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.
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 health- care workers that treated the deceased patients.
Our recoveries now stand at 622 153 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%
Source: Government of South Africa