Health Media Statement 19 October 2020

>Health Media Statement 19 October 2020

19 October 2020

As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 705 254 with 1 461 new cases identified since the last report.

Province Total cases for 19 October 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 92122 13,1
Free State 53679 7,6
Gauteng 225559 32,0
KwaZulu-Natal 121436 17,2
Limpopo 16849 2,4
Mpumalanga 28830 4,1
North West 31864 4,5
Northern Cape 20381 2,9
Western Cape 114534 16,2
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 705254 100,0

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 565 980 with 16 502 new tests conducted since the last report.

Sector Total tested New tested
PRIVATE 2 610 677 57% 10 648 65%
PUBLIC 1 955 303 43% 5 854 35%
Total 4 565 980 16 502

Total Deaths and Recoveries

Yesterday, we reported a cumulative total of 3 176 deaths for KwaZulu-Natal. We wish to correct this. This was a typographical error which occurred when the total number was recorded, following verification. We therefore confirm that yesterday’s total number of deaths for KwaZulu Natal was 3 136. This means the total number of deaths nationally for 18 October 2020 was 18 431. We apologise for this error.

Regrettably, we report 61 COVID-19 related deaths today: 21 from Eastern Cape, 19 from the Free State, 3 from Gauteng, 1 from Mpumalanga 6 from Northern Cape, 8 from Western Cape and 3 from KwaZulu Natal. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 18 492. Of the 61 deaths reported today, 11 were re- ported to have occurred in the past 24-48 hours: 3 in Gauteng, 1 in Mpumalanga and 7 in the Western Cape.

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 635 257 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 3451 86927 1744
Free State 1320 36702 15657
Gauteng 4621 204424 16514
KwaZulu-Natal 3139 112205 6092
Limpopo 435 15759 655
Mpumalanga 591 27534 705
North West 393 28589 2882
Northern Cape 254 16933 3194
Western Cape 4288 106184 4062
National 18492 635257 51505
2020-10-20T05:45:48+00:00October 19th, 2020|