Update on Covid-19 (18th September 2020)
18 September 2020
As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 657 627 with 2 055 new cases identified.
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The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 003 590 with 20 057 new tests conducted since the last report.
Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 85 more COVID-19 related deaths: 5 from Eastern Cape 9 from KwaZulu-Natal, 62 from Gauteng, 7 from Western Cape and 2 from Northern Cape.
This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 15 857.
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 586 844 which translates to a recovery rate of 89,2%
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Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
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