SA Covid-19 update: 04 October 2020

Cape Town – Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said that the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases in South Africa now stands at 681 289, with 1 573 new cases confirmed on Sunday.

Mkhize also announced 38 more Covid-19 related deaths: 37 from Gauteng and 1 from the Western Cape. This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 16 976. 

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 269 626 with 18 113 new tests conducted since the last report. 

South Africa’s recoveries now stand at 614 781 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%, Mkhize said.

According to a Reuters tally earlier on Sunday, more than 34.99 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1 033 395​ have died.

As per the tally, South Africa now has the 10th highest number of confirmed infections. 


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