Covid-19: South Africa records 51 505 active cases

The country’s recovery rate remains steady at 90% (635 257).

South Africa’s number of active Covid-19 cases, recorded on October 19 and released by the Department of Health, is 51 505.

Gauteng has the highest number of active cases with 16 514 cases followed by the Free State with 15 657 cases.

The country’s recovery rate remains steady at 90 per cent (635 257).

The department corrected its statistics for the number of deaths, released yesterday, when it reported a total of 3 176 deaths for KwaZulu-Natal.

“We wish to correct this. This was an error which occurred when the total number was recorded following verification,” the department stated.

The October 18 number of deaths for KwaZulu-Natal was 3 136, bringing the total number of deaths for SA for October 18 to 18 431.

Yesterday, an additional 16 502 tests were conducted bringing the total number of tests to 4 565 980.

1 461 new cases were reported bringing the cumulative total to 705 254.

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