Recoveries from Covid-19 in South Africa now stands at 646 721

As of yesterday, 26 October, the total number of detected Covid-19 cases is 716 759 with 891 new cases identified since the last report.

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 709 403 with 11 464 new tests conducted.

The Department of Health reports 40 new Covid-19 related deaths:

  • 8 from Eastern Cape
  • 4 from Gauteng
  • 1 from KwaZulu Natal
  • 4 from Mpumalanga
  • 16 from North West
  • 7 from Western Cape.

This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 19 008.

Recoveries from Covid-19 in South Africa now stands at 646 721.

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