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Covid-19 in SA 2 364 new cases and 126 more deaths

By IOL Reporter Time of article published Oct 10, 2020

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JOHANNESBURG - Over the past 24 hours, 2 364 new cases of Covid-19 have been identified, taking the total number of detected coronavirus cases to 690 896, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Saturday.

A further 126 Covid-19 related deaths have been reported since Friday.

These incude 39 from the Eastern Cape, 35 from the Free State, 10 from KwaZulu Natal, 30 from Gauteng, 4 from Mpumalanga and 8 from the Western Cape.

The latest fatalities bring the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 17 673.

Data supplied by the national Department of Health

Data supplied by the national Department of Health

The total number of recoveries now stands at 622 153, which translates to a recovery rate of 90 percent.

Provinces are continuing to refine their processes of identifying Covid-19 related deaths as outlined by the national Department of Health on Wednesday.

Testing

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 388 171 with 28 066 new tests conducted since the last report.

Data supplied by the national Department of Health

On the international front, new cases of Covid-19 in the United States hit a two-month high on Friday with over 58 000 infections of the new coronavirus reported, according to a Reuters analysis.

Ten of the 50 states reported record one-day rises in cases on Friday. Two other states recorded over 3 000 new cases for a second day in a row - a two-day trend not seen even during the height of the previous outbreak in the spring, according to Reuters data.

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