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COVID-19 UPDATE- 22nd November: 767 679 Cases - 20 903 Deaths - 710 099 Recoveries

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The Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize, has announced that the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Africa has increased. This is a developing story. 

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Sunday 22nd November 2020

Minister Zweli Mkhize stated, "As of today, the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases is 767 679 with 2270 new cases identified since the last report".

... 58 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 28, Free State 13, Gauteng 8 and Western Cape 9. This brings the total to 20 903 deaths.

Our recoveries now stand at 710 099 which translates to a recovery rate of 92,5%."

Saturday 21st November 2020

After 5 269 062 tests conducted in total, South Africa now has a total of 765 409 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 2 646 of these cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours. 

The death toll from COVID-19 stands at 20 845, an increase of 86 deaths since yesterday's update.

Recoveries are now at 707 784.

South Africa has a recovery rate of 92.5%.

Friday 20th November 2020

The cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 762 763.

To date, 5 243 055 tests have been conducted since the pandemic started. 29 019 new tests were conducted since the last report.

Unfortunately, COVID-19 related deaths have increased by 88. Which brings the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 to 20 759.

Fortunately the number of recoveries have also risen and now stand at 707 040, with a recovery rate of 92.7%.

Thursday 19th November 2020

A total of confirmed 759 658 COVID-19 cases have been recorded in South Africa.  

The total number of deaths is 20 671 and the total number of recoveries is 702 544.

The recovery rate stands at 92.6%.

Wednesday 18th November 2020

As of today, South Africa has recorded 757 144 confirmed COVID-19 cases. With 28 703 new tests conducted since the last report.

Unfortunately the number of COVID-19 related deaths has increased by 123, bringing the total to 20 556.

However on a more positive note, recoveries have also increased and now stand at 701 534.

Tuesday 17th November 2020

Minister Zweli Mkhize stated, "As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 754 256 with 1 987 new cases identified."

Deaths in the country currently stands at 20 433 and recoveries are at 696 820. 

To date, 5 160 877 tests have been conducted.

Monday 16th November 2020

After 5 142 947 tests conducted in total, South Africa now has a total of 752 269 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 1 245 of these cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours. 

The death toll from COVID-19 stands at 20 314, an increase of 73 deaths since yesterday's update.

Recoveries are now at 695 496.

South Africa has a recovery rate of 92.5%.

Sunday 15th November 2020

South Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases now stand at 751 024.

1 842 new cases were recorded since the last report.

Recoveries have increased to 693 467.

Deaths however have also risen in number, 20 241 COVID-19 related deaths in total.

Saturday 14th November 2020

To date, there are 749 182 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 2 237 new cases.

The total number of tests now stands at 5 110 384 with 23 497 new tests conducted since the last report.

COVID-19 related deaths, unfortunately, have increased to 20 206.

Recoveries, fortunately, have increased to 693 261, this translates to a 92,5% recovery rate. 

Friday 13th November 2020

Since the last report, South Africa's total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increased to 746 945, with an increase of 2 213 new cases.

To date, the number of tests conducted now stands at 5 086 887, with 23 430 new tests being conducted.

Regrettably, the number of COVID-19 related deaths has risen to 20 153.

However, so have the recoveries, which now stands at 692 177.

Thursday 12th November 2020

To date, South Africa has a cumulative total of confirmed COVID-19 cases of 744 732. With 2338 new cases being identified.

25 675 new tests were conducted since the last report, which brings the total number of tests conducted to 5 063 457.

COVID-19 related deaths now stands at 20 076 and recoveries have increased to 690 903, which translates to a recovery rate of 92,7%.

Wednesday 11th November 2020

After 5 037 782 tests conducted in total, South Africa now has a total of 742 394 confirmed cases of Covid-19. 2140 of these cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours. 

The death toll from Covid-19 stands at 20 011, an increase of 60 deaths since yesterday's update.

Recoveries are now at 686 458 and active cases are at 35 925.

Tuesday 10th November 2020

After 5 010 350 tests conducted in total, South Africa now has a total of 740 254 confirmed cases of Covid-19. 1729 of these cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours. 

The death toll from Covid-19 stands at 19 951, an increase of 106 deaths since yesterday's update.

Recoveries are now at 683 194 and active cases are at 37 109.

Monday 9th November 2020

1247 new cases have been recorded in South Africa, which increases the confirmed COVID-19 cases to 738 525.

The number of COVID-19 related deaths have increased by 36. Which brings the total deaths to 19 845.

Recoveries now stand at 680 726 with a recovery rate of 92%.

Active cases are now standing at 37 954.

Sunday 8th November 2020

As of today, a cumulative total of 737 278 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded. 

20 new deaths have been recorded - 19 from Eastern Cape and 1 from Gauteng. This brings the total deaths to 19 809.

The number of recoveries currently stands at 679 688 which translates to a recovery rate of 92%.

The total number of tests conducted to date is 4 980 440 with 17 266 new tests conducted since the last report.

The current total of active cases is 37 781.

Saturday 7th November 2020

Since the last report, South Africa's total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increased to 735 906, with an increase of 1731 new cases.

To date, the number of tests conducted now stands at 4 963 174, with 22 455 new tests being conducted.

Regrettably, the number of COVID-19 related deaths has risen to 19 789.

However, so have the recoveries, which now stands at 678 738. This translates to a recovery rate of 92%. 

Friday 6th November 2020

To date, there are 734 175 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 1 761 new cases.

The total number of tests now stands at 4 940 719 with 23 094 new tests conducted since the last report.

COVID-19 related deaths, unfortunately, have increased to 19 749.

Recoveries, fortunately, have increased to 675 593.

Thursday 5th November 2020

To date, 732 414 confirmed COVID-19 cases have been reported. With 23 942 new tests conducted since the last report.

Which brings the total of tests conducted to 4 917 625.

Unfortunately, it has been reported that there were 92 new COVID-19 related deaths. Bringing the cumulative total to 19 677.

However on a more positive note, recoveries continue to increase and currently stands at 671 579. The recovery rate stands at 81.7%.

Wednesday 4th November 2020

To date, there are 730 548 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 1712 new cases.

The total number of tests now stands at 4 893 683 with 25 073 new tests conducted since the last report.

COVID-19 related deaths, unfortunately, have increased to 19 585.

Recoveries, fortunately, have increased to 660 185.

Tuesday 3rd November 2020

Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, has confirmed the following:

As of today, a cumulative total of 728 836 confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded.

They report a further 74 new Covid-19 related deaths - 35 from Eastern Cape, 6 from the Free State, 8 from Gauteng, 6 from Kwazulu-Natal, 11 from Western Cape and 8 from Northern Cape This brings the total deaths to 19 539.

Our recoveries now stand at 659 249 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%. 

Monday 2nd November 2020

After 4 852 918 tests conducted in total, South Africa now has a total of 727 595 confirmed cases of Covid-19. 772 of these cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours. 

The death toll from Covid-19 stands at 19 465, an increase of 54 deaths since yesterday's update.

Recoveries are now at 657 500 and active cases are at 50 630.

South Africa has a recovery rate of 90%.

Sunday 1st October 2020

Since the last report, South Africa's total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increased to 726 823, with an increase of 1371 new cases.

To date, the number of tests conducted now stands at 4 842 516, with 19 543 new tests being conducted.

Regrettably, the number of COVID-19 related deaths has risen to 19 411.

However, so have the recoveries, which now stands at 655 330.

Saturday 31st October 2020

To date, there are 725 452 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 1 770 new cases.

The total number of tests now stands at 4 822 973 with 22 150 new tests conducted since the last report.

COVID-19 related deaths, unfortunately, have increased to 19 276.

Recoveries, fortunately, have increased to 654 182. This translates to a 90% recovery rate. 

Friday 30th October 2020

Since the last report, South Africa's total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increased to 723 682, with an increase of 1 912 new cases.

To date, the number of tests conducted now stands at 4 800 823, with 23 214 new tests being conducted.

Regrettably, the number of COVID-19 related deaths has risen to 19 230.

However, so have the recoveries, which now stands at 653 052.

Thursday 29th October 2020

A total of confirmed 721 770 COVID19 cases have been recorded in South Africa.  

The total number of deaths is 19 164 and the total number of recoveries is 649 935.

The recovery rate stands at 90% and active cases in the country stands at 52 671.

Wednesday 28th October 2020

A total of 719 714 confirmed COVID-19 cases has been recorded in South Africa. 

Since the last report, 25 721 new tests have been conducted.

Unfortunately the number of COVID-19 related deaths have increased by 58, bringing the total to 19 111.

The number of recoveries have also increased to 648 654 with a recovery rate of 90%.

Tuesday 27th October 2020

As of 27 October, South Africa recorded a total of 717 851 confirmed cases of Covid-19 with deaths relating to the virus coming to 19 053. The country's recoveries do however stand at 647 833 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%. Active cases in South Africa stands at 50 965.

Monday 26th October 2020

Minister Mkhize confirms, "As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 716 759, the total number of deaths is 19 008 and the total number of recoveries is 646 721."

40 new Covid-19 related deaths have been reported: 8 from Eastern Cape, 4 from Gauteng, 1 from Kwazulu-Natal, 4 from Mpumalanga, 16 from North West and 7 from Western Cape.

891 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours.

The recovery rate currently stands at 90%.

"The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 709 403 with 11 464 new tests conduced since the last report," read a statement released by the Health Department.

Sunday 25th October 2020

South Africa confirmed COVID-19 cases now stand at 715 868. 

19 997 new tests were conducted since the last report.

Recoveries have increased to 646 170 with a recovery rate of 90,3%.

Deaths however have also risen in number, 18 968 COVID-19 related deaths in total.

Saturday 24th October 2020

Since the last report, South Africa's total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increased to 714 246, with an increase of 1 834 new cases.

To date, the number of tests conducted now stands at 4 677 942, with 20 826  new tests being conducted.

Regrettably, the number of COVID-19 related deaths has risen to 18 944.

However, so have the recoveries, which now stands at 644 641, this translates to a 90% recovery rate. 

Friday 23rd October 2020

To date, there are 712 412 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 1 897 new cases.

The total number of tests now stands at 4 657 116 with 23 445 new tests conducted since the last report.

COVID-19 related deaths, unfortunately, have increased to 18 891.

Recoveries, fortunately, have increased to 643 523.

Thursday 22nd October 2020

The cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 710 515.

To date, 4 633 671 tests have been conducted since the pandemic started. 25 788 new tests were conducted since the last report.

Unfortunately, COVID-19 related deaths have increased by 102 . Which brings the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 to 18 843.

Fortunately the number of recoveries have also risen and now stand at 642 560, with a recovery rate of 90.4%.

Minister Zweli Mkhize has said the following, "Over the past week, there has been an increase of 9.1% in new cases."

Wednesday 21st October 2020

Minister Zweli Mkhize stated the following:

As of today, a cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 708 359, with 2055 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 607 883 with 26 537 new tests conducted since the last report. 

Regrettably, we report 85 more COVID-19 related deaths today. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 18 741. Of the 85 deaths reported today, 8 occurred in the past 48 hours.

Our recoveries now stand at 641 706 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%. 

Tuesday 20th October 2020

The total confirmed cases of Covid-19 is now at 706 304, an increase of 1050 cases since the last report. 

164 more South Africans have died from Covid-19, which brings the death toll to 18 656.

South Africa's recovery rate currently stands at 90% with 639 568 total recoveries in the country.

Active cases in the country stands at 48 080.

Monday 19th October 2020

SA confirmed COVID-19 cases now stand at 705 254. 

16 502 new tests were conducted since the last report.

Recoveries have increased to 635 257, with a recovery rate of 90%.

Deaths however have also risen in number, 18 492 COVID-19 related deaths in total.

However, the Department has has to clarify an error which was made yesterday and said, "Yesterday, we reported a cumulative total of 3176 deaths for Kwazulu-Natal. We wish to correct this. This was a typographical error which occurred when the total number was recorded, following verification. We therefore confirm that yesterday's total number of deaths for Kwazulu-Natal was 3135. This means that the total number of deaths nationally for 18 October 2020 was 18 431. We apologise for this error."

Sunday 18th October 2020

Minister Zweli Mkhize stated, "As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 703 793 with 1 662 new cases identified."

Recoveries now come to a total of 634 543 while active cases in the country stands at 50 779.

To date, 4 549 478 tests have been conducted.

Minister Mkhize shared the following:

I wish to inform the public that this afternoon my wife, Dr May Mkhize and I have tested positive for COVID-19. We decided to go test yesterday when I started showing mild symptoms.

Saturday 17th October 2020

The cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 702 131.

To date, 4 528 141 tests have been conducted since the pandemic started. 22 608 new tests were conducted since the last report.

Unfortunately, COVID-19 related deaths have increased by 38. Which brings the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 to 18 408.

Fortunately the number of recoveries have also risen and now stand at 630 436, with a recovery rate of 90%.

Friday 16th October 2020

Since the last report, South Africa's total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increased to 700 203, with an increase of 2 019 new cases.

To date, the number of tests conducted now stands at 4 505 533, with 24 179  new tests being conducted.

Regrettably, the number of COVID-19 related deaths has risen to 18 370.

However, so have the recoveries, which now stands at 629 260.

Thursday 15th October 2020

South Africa's total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases now stands at 698 184. Since the last report 22 609 new tests were conducted.

Unfortunately the number of COVID-19 related deaths have increased to 18 309, with 158 new deaths.

On the other hand, recoveries have fortunately also increased to 628 301.

Active cases now stands at 51 574 in South Africa.

Wednesday 14th October 2020

The total confirmed cases of Covid-19 is now at 696 414, an increase of 1877 cases since the last report. 

123 more South Africans have died from Covid-19, which brings the death toll to 18 151.

South Africa's recovery rate currently stands at 90% with 626 898 total recoveries in the country.

Active cases in the country stands at 51 365.

Tuesday 13th October 2020

Minister Zweli Mkhize stated, "As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID19 cases is 694 537 with 1178 new cases identified."

Deaths in the country currently stands at 18 028, recoveries at 625 574 while active cases in the country stands at 50 935.

To date, 4 433 952 tests have been conducted.

Monday 12th October 2020

Tests conducted to date: 4 418 418

  • Increase in tests done in 24 hours: 10 977

Positive cases found: 693 359

  • Increase in cases in 24 hours: 888

Deaths to date: 17 863

  • Increase in deaths in 24 hours: 83

Recoveries to date: 624 659

  • Increase in recoveries in 24 hours: 894

Active cases: 50 837

Sunday 11th October 2020

South Africa's total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increases to 692 471 with 1575 new cases in the last 24 hours.

To date, 17 780 COVID-19 related deaths were reported.

Recoveries have risen to 623 765, with a recovery rate of 90%.

Saturday 10th October 2020

The cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 690 896.

To date, 4 388 171 tests have been conducted since the pandemic started. 28 066 new tests were conducted since the last report.

Unfortunately, COVID-19 related deaths have increased by 126. Which brings the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 to 17 673.

Fortunately the number of recoveries have also risen and now stand at 622 153, with a recovery rate of 90%.

Friday 9th October 2020

The cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 688 532.

To date, 4 360 105 tests have been conducted since the pandemic started. 20 419 new tests were conducted since the last report.

Unfortunately, COVID-19 related deaths have increased by 139. Which brings the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 to 17 547.

Fortunately the number of recoveries have also risen and now stand at 620 081, with a recovery rate of 90%.

Thursday 8th October 2020

1736 new cases have been recorded in South Africa, which increases the confirmed COVID-19 cases to 686 891.

The number of COVID-19 related deaths have increased by 160. Eastern Cape have reported a further 18 deaths, Kwazulu-Natal 105, Free State 6, Limpopo 6, Mpumalanga 4, Western Cape 8, and Gauteng 13.

Which brings the total deaths to 17 408.

Recoveries now stand at 618 771, with a recovery rate of 90%.

Wednesday 7th October 2020

As of today, South Africa has recorded 685 155 confirmed COVID-19 cases. With 23 583 new tests conducted since the last report.

Unfortunately the number of COVID-19 related deaths has increased by 145, bringing the total to 17 248.

However on a more positive note, recoveries have also increased and now stand at 618 127.

Tuesday 6th October 2020

After 4 294 931 tests conducted in total, South Africa now has a total of 683 242 confirmed cases of Covid-19. 1027 of these cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours. 

The death toll from Covid-19 stands at 17 103, an increase of 87 deaths since yesterday's update.

Recoveries are now at 616 857 and active cases are at 49 282.

Monday 5th October 2020

Minister Zweli Mkhize stated, "As of today, a cumulative total of 682 215 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded with 926 new cases identified ... we report 40 more COVID-19 related deaths ... This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 17 016."

Active cases in the country stands at 49 515.

To date, 4 280 340 tests have been conducted.

Sunday 4th October 2020

It has been reported that 1573 new COVID-19 cases have been recorded, which brings the total to 681 289.

The total number of tests conducted is 4 269 626 with 18 113 new tests conducted since the last report. 

Unfortunately, the number of COVID-19 related deaths have risen by 38, with 1 from the Western Cape and 37 from Gauteng. Bringing the COVID-19 death total to 16 976.

However, the number of recoveries have also increased to 614 781 making the recovery rate 90%. 

Friday 2nd October 2020

To date, there are 677 833 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 1 749 new cases.

The total number of tests now stands at 4 229 709 with 20 660 new tests conducted since the last report.

COVID-19 related deaths, unfortunately, have increased to 16 909.

Recoveries, fortunately, have increased to 611 044.

Thursday 1st October 2020

Tests conducted to date: 4 209 049

  • Increase in tests done in 24 hours: 21 132

Positive cases found: 676 084

  • Increase in cases in 24 hours: 1745

Deaths to date: 16 866

  • Increase in deaths in 24 hours: 132

Recoveries to date: 609 854

  • Increase in recoveries in 24 hours: 1742

Active cases: 49 364

Wednesday 30th September 2020

It has been reported that 1767 new COVID-19 cases have been recorded, which brings the total to 674 339.

The total number of tests conducted is 4 187 917 with 23 426 new tests conducted since the last report. 

Unfortunately, the number of COVID-19 related deaths have risen by 67, with 9 from the Western Cape, 11 from Gauteng, 3 Eastern Cape, 7 from Free State and 37 from KwaZulu-Natal. Bringing the COVID-19 death total to 16 734.

However, on a lighter note the number of recoveries have also increased to 608 112 with a recovery rate of 90%. 

Tuesday 29th September 2020

Confirmed SA COVID-19 cases now stands at 672 572. 

Since the last report, 12 011 new tests were conducted.

COVID-19 related deaths have risen up to 16 667. There were 81 new deaths recorded, 8  from Eastern Cape, 5 from the Free State, 8 from North West, 28 from Gauteng, 11 from KwaZulu-Natal, 5 in Limpopo, 10 from Northern Cape, and 6 from Western Cape.

Fortunately, recoveries have increased to 606 520.

Friday March 20th

There are now 202 cases of the Coronavirus which has been declared a national disaster by President Cyril Ramaphosa. Globally, there are now 247,595 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 10,064 deaths. The virus has spread to 182 countries/territories.

Among the new cases in the country is a 2-year-old boy from the Western Cape who has not travelled internationally. This is the youngest confirmed case.

“It is notable that there are eight cases of local transmission,” said the Minister in a statement.

There are 14 new cases in Gauteng:

-A 45 year-old male who had travelled to Belgium, UK, France and the US

-A 37 year-old male who had travelled to the UK

-A 54 year-old female who had travelled to the USA

-A 52 year-old male who had travelled to the UK

-A 25 year-old male who travelled to the UK

-A 52 year-old female who had travelled to Italy

-A 59 year-old male who travelled to the UK and Dubai

-A 57 year-old male who travelled to the USA

-A 60 year-old male who travelled to the USA

-A 37 year-old female who travelled to Italy and Dubai

-A 21 year-old female with no travel history

-A 34 year-old male with no international travel history

-A 26 year-old female with no international travel history

-A 32 year-old female with no international travel history

There are four new cases in KwaZulu-Natal:

-A 48 year-old male who travelled to Dubai

-A 59 year-old female with no international travel history

-A 5 year-old male with no international travel history

-A 3 year-old male with no international travel history

There are five new cases in the Western Cape:

-A 3 year-old male who travelled to the UK

-A 58 year-old male who travelled to the UK and Austria

-A 2 year-old male with no international travel

-A 62 year-old female who travelled to the UK and Ethiopia

-A 71 year-old female who travelled to the UK

The Minister said there was a debate with clinicians, epidemiologists, virologists on when government must release results to the public.

“These experts raised an issue of an ethical obligation to immediately alert patients as soon as the results become available.

“This therefore means that by the time a confirmation test is conducted in public laboratories, patients would have been notified of their initial results. This clarification is important because as government, we had announced to the public that all positive results will be verified through our public laboratories and the NICD,” explained the Minister.

He said in an effort to ensure transparency, government had decided to release results as they are submitted by both public and private labs.

“In instances where our confirmation tests give contrary results, we will inform the public, make reference to that specific result previously announced and give the outcome of the confirmation results.

“Whilst we respect that private laboratories have the capacity to test and on their own issue results, our intention and approach is to ensure that there is credibility in the information and results given to the public.“Whilst we appreciate the importance of being transparent with South Africans, we will not do so irresponsibly and not take into account all clinical and any other broader implications of the information we give to you,” he said.

Repatriated South Africans

Mkhize further announced that the South Africans who were repatriated from Wuhan City, in China have tested negative for COVID-19. The group arrived in South Africa on Saturday and are in quarantine at The Ranch Hotel in Limpopo.

“It gives us great pleasure to also announce to South Africans that all the citizens from Wuhan were tested and their results came back negative for COVID-19. We continue to keep them in quarantine for the prescribed period and will thereafter initiate the process of reunifying them with the community,” said the Minister.

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