As of Saturday, October 17, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases in South Africa stands at 702 131 with 1 928 new cases identified since the last report.
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The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 528 141 with 22 608 new tests conducted since the last report.
Total Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 38 more COVID-19 related deaths: 10 from Eastern Cape, 10 from the Free State, 17 from Gauteng and 1 from Mpumalanga.
This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 18 408. Of the 38 deaths reported today, 5 were reported to have occurred in the past 24-48 hours: 1 in Eastern Cape, 1 in the Free State and 3 in Gauteng.
We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers that treated the deceased patients.
Our recoveries now stand at 630 436 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%
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