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South Africa’s COVID-19 Death Toll Passes 18 000 Mark

Deputy Minister Thembi Siweya visits Transnet School of Rail Esselen Park, Quarantine site for Covid 19. Photo GCIS

The Department of Health confirmed that the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 694 537 with 1 178 new cases identified since the last report.

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 433 952 with 15 534 new tests conducted since the last report.

The Department reported 165 more COVID-19 related deaths: 31 from Eastern Cape, 28 from the Free State, 50 from KwaZulu Natal, 31 from Gauteng, 5 from Limpopo, 4 from Mpumalanga, 5 from Northern Cape and 11 from Western Cape.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 18 028.

Of the 163 deaths reported today, 18 occurred in the past 24-48 hours: 3 in the Eastern Cape, 1 in Mpumalanga, 2 in Gauteng, 2 from Northern Cape and 10 in the Western Cape.

South Africa’s recoveries now stand at 625 574 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%.

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