Health Media Statement 17 October 2020

>Health Media Statement 17 October 2020

17 October 2020

As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 702 131 with 1 928 new cases identified since the last report.

Province Total cases for 17 October 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 91 821 13,1
Free State 53 093 7,6
Gauteng 224 863 32,0
KwaZulu-Natal 121 174 17,3
Limpopo 16 700 2,4
Mpumalanga 28 660 4,1
North West 31 689 4,5
Northern Cape 19 950 2,8
Western Cape 114 181 16,3
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 702 131 100,0

 The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 528 141 with 22 608 new tests conducted since the last report.

Sector Total tested New tested
PRIVATE 2 587 788 57% 13 138 58%
PUBLIC 1 940 353 43% 9 470 42%
Total 4 528 141 22 608

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, 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 health- care workers that treated the deceased patients.

Our recoveries now stand at 630 436 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 3421 86 927 1473
Free State 1301 36 624 15 168
Gauteng 4618 200 353 19 892
KwaZulu-Natal 3122 112 064 5988
Limpopo 435 15 690 575
Mpumalanga 590 27 338 732
North West 393 28 589 2707
Northern Cape 248 16 772 2930
Western Cape 4280 106 079 3822
National 18 408 630 436 53 287
2020-10-18T07:16:53+00:00October 17th, 2020|