891 new Covid-19 cases recorded in SA

File picture: Leon Lestrade / African News Agency (ANA)

File picture: Leon Lestrade / African News Agency (ANA)

Published Oct 26, 2020


Cape Town – A total of 891 new Covid-19-related cases have been identified in South Africa since the last report.

This brings the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases to 716 759, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said in a statement on Monday.

’’Regrettably, we report 40 Covid-19-related deaths today: 8 from the Eastern Cape, 4 from Gauteng, 1 from KwaZulu-Natal, 4 from Mpumalanga, 16 from North West and 7 from the Western Cape.

’’This brings the total number of Covid-19-related deaths to 19 008. Of the 40 deaths reported today, 10 were reported to have occurred in the past 24-48 hours: 2 from the Eastern Cape, 4 from Gauteng, 1 from KwaZulu- Natal and 3 in the Western Cape,“ said Mkhize.

’’Our recoveries now stand at 646 721, which translates to a recovery rate of 90%. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 709 403, with 11 464 new tests conducted since the last report.’’

Data supplied by the Department of Health

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