South Africa Government

10/16/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/16/2020 13:34

Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms total of 700 203 cases of Coronavirus COVID-19

As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 700 203 with 2 019 new cases identified since the last report.

Province

Total cases for 16 October 2020

Percentage total

Eastern Cape

91526

13,1

Free State

52594

7,5

Gauteng

224534

32,1

KwaZulu-Natal

121049

17,3

Limpopo

16623

2,4

Mpumalanga

28593

4,1

North West

31516

4,5

Northern Cape

19814

2,8

Western Cape

113954

16,3

Unknown

0

0,0

Total

700203

100,0

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 505 533 with 24 179 new tests conducted since the last report.

Sector

Total tested

New tested

PRIVATE

2 574 650

57%

14 918

62%

PUBLIC

1 930 883

43%

9 261

38%

Total

4 505 533

24 179

Total Deaths and Recoveries

Regrettably, we report 61 more COVID-19 related deaths: 14 from Eastern Cape, 21 from the Free State, 11 from KwaZulu Natal, 4 from Gauteng and 11 from Northern Cape. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 18 370. Of the 61 deaths reported today, 5 were reported to have occurred in the past 24-48 hours: 2 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 629 260 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%

Province

Total Deaths

Total Recoveries

Active Cases

Eastern Cape

3411

86927

1188

Free State

1291

36452

14851

Gauteng

4601

200089

19844

KwaZulu-Natal

3122

111999

5928

Limpopo

435

15609

579

Mpumalanga

589

27223

781

North West

393

28589

2534

Northern Cape

248

16694

2872

Western Cape

4280

105678

3996

National

18370

629260

52573