The Department of Health has confirmed that the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is 1 417 537 with 4 551 new cases identified since the last report.
The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 8 019 239 with 26 113 new tests conducted since the last report.
The Department reported 243 more COVID-19 related deaths: Eastern Cape 65, Free State 18, Gauteng 33, Kwa-Zulu Natal 60, Mpumalanga 5, Northern Cape 5 and Western Cape 57.
This brings the total to 41 117 deaths.
Our recoveries now stand at 1 241 421, representing a recovery rate of 87,6%
The variations observed in the numbers today will be monitored and checked against trends over time to ensure that they are truly reflective of the real epidemiological picture.