Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said that regrettably there were 81 more deaths reported on 29 September.

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize announced that there were 903 new Covid-19 cases reported on 29 September, bringing the total to 672 572.

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 164 491 with 12 011 new tests conducted since the last report.

Gauteng remains the province with the highest number of Covid-19 cases, with over 219 000 cases.

Mkhize reported 81 more Covid-19 related deaths:

There were eight deaths from Eastern Cape,

  • 10 from Northern Cape,
  • 11 from KwaZulu-Natal,
  • 28 from Gauteng,
  • 5 from Limpopo,
  • 8 from North West,
  • 6 from Western Cape and
  • 5 from the Free State.

This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 16 667. The recoveries now stand at 606 520 which translates to a recovery rate of 90 per cent.

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