The Department of Health has confirmed that the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 696 414 with 1 877 new cases identified since the last report.
The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 458 745 with 24 793 new tests conducted since the last report.
The Department reported 123 more COVID-19 related deaths: 44 from Eastern Cape, 14 from the Free State, 17 from KwaZulu Natal, 35 from Gauteng, 8 from North West and 5 from Western Cape.
This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 18 151.
Of the 123 deaths reported today, 10 occurred in the past 24-48 hours: 1 in the Eastern Cape, 1 in the Free State, 1 in Gauteng, 2 from Northern Cape and 5 in the Western Cape.
South Africa’s recoveries now stand at 626 898 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%.
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