Mzansi records over 700 new COVID-19 cases

South Africa has recorded 772 new COVID-19 cases, which pushes the overall number to 651 521.

Meanwhile, 142 more COVID-19 related deaths were reported on Tuesday, September 15.

Of the additional fatalities, 67 are from Limpopo, 19 from Mpumalanga, 16 from KwaZulu-Natal, 13 from the Western Cape, 12 from Gauteng, 11 from the Northern Cape and four from the Eastern Cape.

This brings the death toll to 15 641 since the outbreak.

“We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased patients,” said Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize.

The recovery rate stands at 89.5% after 583 126 patients recovered.

Gauteng now has 215 481 cases since the outbreak, KwaZulu-Natal 116 674, Western Cape 108 537 and Eastern Cape 87 514.

The Free State has 42 255 cases, North West 27 321, Mpumalanga 25 860, Limpopo 14 263 and Northern Cape 13 616.

The information is based on the almost four million tests conducted, 11 603 of which were performed in the last 24 hours.

Globally, the World Health Organisation has reported 29 155 581 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 926 544 deaths. 

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