As of last night, a cumulative total of 238 339 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been reported with 13 674 new cases identified
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56 170 new tests were completed since the last report. We have thus reached a milestone of having completed over two million tests for Coronavirus.
I would like to pay special tribute to the men and women in the laboratory services who have made this possible- this is an enormous achievement that we can all be proud of as South Africans.
The total number of tests conducted to date is 2 000 569
Reported Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report a further 129 COVID-19 related deaths- 1 from Northern Cape, 26 from KwaZulu-Natal, 28 from Eastern Cape, 37 from Gauteng and 37 from Western Cape.
We also indicate that the current total deaths in Limpopo is 33 (not 44 as reported yesterday). This was a data interpretation error which has been corrected. Reallocation has since been done and we have confirmed the current total with the province.
Therefore, the total number of COVID-19 related deaths today is 3 720
We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased
The number of recoveries is 113 061, which translates to a recovery rate of 47,4%
The provincial breakdown is as follows:
Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health