COVID-19 Update(08 October 2020)

>COVID-19 Update(08 October 2020)

8 October 2020

As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 686 891 with 1 736 new cases identified since the last report.

Province Total cases for 08 October 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 90 339 13,2
Free State 49 683 7,2
Gauteng 222 038 32,3
KwaZulu-Natal 120 044 17,5
Limpopo 16 054 2,3
Mpumalanga 27 925 4,1
North West 30 408 4,4
Northern Cape 18 388 2,7
Western Cape 112 012 16,3
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 686 891 100,0

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 339 686 with 21 172 new tests conducted since the last report.

Sector Total tested New tested
PRIVATE 2 472 926 57% 14 479 68%
PUBLIC 1 866 760 43% 6 693 32%
Total 4 339 686 21 172

Total Deaths and Recoveries

Regrettably, we report 160 more COVID-19 related deaths: 18 from Eastern Cape, 6 from Free State, 105 from KwaZulu Natal, 13 from Gauteng, 6 from Limpopo, 4 from Mpumalanga, and 8 from Western Cape. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 17 408.

We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health- care workers that treated the deceased patients.

There has been a noticeable increase in the number of deaths recently  which caused us concern as we have received reports from the Medical Research Council that there have been no excess deaths for three weeks in a row. We therefore con- sulted the provinces to ascertain the reason for the increased numbers. We have re- ceived reports that the provinces are implementing the recommendations of the MRC to reconcile the data with Home Affairs deaths data. In addition provinces are auditing the deaths data either by mining data from the DATCOV surveillance reports and identifying unreported deaths or auditing the facilities on the ground. We wel- come this robust refinement of data collation as it reassures us that, moving forward, we excersise precision in our epidemiological surveillance.

Our recoveries now stand at 618 771 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 3 163 85 301 1 875
Free State 1 090 35 271 13 322
Gauteng 4 386 198 022 19 630
KwaZulu-Natal 2 925 111 403 5 716
Limpopo 421 14 987 646
Mpumalanga 581 26 554 790
North West 375 27272 2 761
Northern Cape 228 15 122 3 038
Western Cape 4 239 104 839 2 934
National 17 408 618 771 50 712
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