The highest number of deaths was recorded in the Northern Cape, at 8 fatalities; there were five deaths in Gauteng, five in KwaZulu-Natal, five from the Gauteng, four from the Western Cape and another two from the Limpopo province.
Emergency paramedics wearing a full COVID-19 coronavirus personal protective equipment (PPE) transfer an empty gurney to an ambulance at the Greenacres Hospital in Port Elizabeth, on 10 July 2020. Picture: AFP
BRITS – The cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases in South Africa was at 668,529 on Friday – with 1,480 new cases identified in the latest 24-hour cycle.
According to the statement released by the national department of health on Friday evening, 29 more deaths were reported – this brought the number of total COVID-19 related fatalities to 16,312.
The highest number of deaths was recorded in the Northern Cape, at eight fatalities; there were five deaths in Gauteng, five in KwaZulu-Natal, five from the Gauteng, four from the Western Cape and another two from Limpopo.
Recoveries now stood at 89.6%, with 599,149 people having recovered after contracting the virus.
To date, the overall number of COVID-19 tests conducted amount to 4,117,079 – with 14,917 more tests conducted since the last report. Of those 6,628 tests were done in the private sector and 8,289 in the public sector.
Editors note: The previous article erroneously stated figures from an earlier report on coronavirus cases in the country. The article has since been corrected and updated with the right figures lifted from the national department of health statement dated 25 September 2020.