The Department of Health has confirmed that the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 716 759 with 891 new cases identified since the last report.
The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 709 403 with 11 464 new tests conducted since the last report.
The Department reported 40 COVID-19 related deaths today: 8 from Eastern Cape, 4 from Gauteng, 1 from KwaZulu Natal, 4 from Mpumalanga, 16 from North West and 7 from Western Cape.
This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 19 008.
Of the 40 deaths reported, 10 were reported to have occurred in the past 24-48 hours: 2 from Eastern Cape, 4 from Gauteng, 1 from KwaZulu- Natal and 3 in the Western Cape.
South Africa’s recoveries now stand at 646 721 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%.