The total number of recoveries now stands at 646 170

As of yesterday, 25 October, the total number of detected Covid-19 cases in South Africa stands at 715 868 with 1 622 new cases reported.

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 697 939 with 19 997 new tests conducted since the last report.

The Department of Health reports 24 new Covid-19 related deaths, bringing the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 18 968.

The Department of Health extends its condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers that treated the deceased patients.

The total number of recoveries now stands at 646 170 which translates to a current recovery rate of 90,3%.

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