The Department of Health confirmed that the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 717 851 with 1 092 new cases identified since the last report.
The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 726 875 with 17 472 new tests conducted since the last report.
The Department reported 45 COVID-19 related deaths today: 10 from Eastern Cape, 4 from Gauteng, 12 from Free State, 5 from KwaZulu Natal, 3 from Mpumalanga, and 11 from Western Cape.
This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 19 053.
Of the 45 deaths reported, 19 were reported to have occurred in the past 24-48 hours: 2 from Eastern Cape, 4 from Gauteng, 5 from the Free State, from KwaZulu- Natal and 8 in the Western Cape.
South Africa’s recoveries now stand at 647 833 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%.