The Department of Health (DoH) reported 13 new Covid-19 related deaths

As of Sunday, 20 September, 1 555 new cases of Covid-19 were identified in South Africa, bringing the total number of cases to 661 211.

The Department of Health (DoH) reported 13 new Covid-19 related deaths:

  • 1 from KwaZulu-Natal
  • 3 from Gauteng
  • 6 from Western Cape
  • 3 from Eastern Cape

This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 15 953.

The total number of tests conducted to date is 4 041 543 with 16 884 new tests conducted since the last report.

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