South Africa Government

10/17/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/17/2020 13:43

Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms total of 702 131 cases of Coronavirus COVID-19

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

91821

13,1

Free State

53093

7,6

Gauteng

224863

32,0

KwaZulu-Natal

121174

17,3

Limpopo

16700

2,4

Mpumalanga

28660

4,1

North West

31689

4,5

Northern Cape

19950

2,8

Western Cape

114181

16,3

Unknown

0

0,0

Total

702131

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, 5 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

86927

1473

Free State

1301

36624

15168

Gauteng

4618

200353

19892

KwaZulu-Natal

3122

112064

5988

Limpopo

435

15690

575

Mpumalanga

590

27338

732

North West

393

28589

2707

Northern Cape

248

16772

2930

Western Cape

4280

106079

3822

National

18408

630436

53287