Health Media Statement 23 October 2020

>Health Media Statement 23 October 2020

23 October 2020

As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 712 412.

Province Total cases for 23 October 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 93 203 13,1
Free State 55 015 7,7
Gauteng 226 695 31,8
KwaZulu-Natal 121 970 17,1
Limpopo 17 098 2,4
Mpumalanga 29 195 4,1
North West 32 547 4,6
Northern Cape 21 151 3,0
Western Cape 115 538 16,2
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 712 412 100,0

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 657 116 with 23 445 new tests conducted since the last report.

Sector Total tested New tested
PRIVATE 2 668 880 57% 13 340 57%
PUBLIC 1 988 236 43% 10 105 43%
Total 4 657 116 23 445

Total Deaths and Recoveries

Regrettably, we report 48 COVID-19 related deaths today. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 18 891. Of the 48 deaths reported today, 7 occurred in the past 48 hours.

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

Our recoveries now stand at 643 523 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%.

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries
Eastern Cape 3524 87 746
Free State 1467 40 823
Gauteng 4696 205 643
KwaZulu-Natal 3183 112 455
Limpopo 451 15 991
Mpumalanga 594 27 833
North West 403 28 727
Northern Cape 256 17 326
Western Cape 4317 106 979
National 18 891 643 523

Dr Zwelini Mkhize

Minister of Health

ENDS

2020-10-24T07:11:05+00:00October 23rd, 2020|