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SA Records Less Than 1 000 New Cases

FILE PHOTO: Beds are seen at a temporary field hospital set up in a sports complex by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Khayelitsha township near Cape Town, South Africa, July 21, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo

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As of the 14th September the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 650 749 with 956 new cases identified.

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 3 928 614 with 10 136 new tests conducted since the last report.

The Department of Health reported 52 more COVID-19 related deaths: 2 from KwaZulu-Natal, 3 from Gauteng, 4 from Eastern Cape, 7 from Western Cape, 15 from North West and 21 from the Free State.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 15 499.

South Africa’s recoveries now stand at 579 289 which translates to a recovery rate of 88,9%.

The statement also includes a full status update on South Africa’s fight against COVID-19 including restrictions which may come under review and a reconfiguration of the Ministerial Advisory Committee.

Read the full statement here.

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