The Health Ministry says as of Saturday, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases in South Africa stands at 679 716.
The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 251 513 with 21 804 new tests conducted since the last report.
“Regrettably, we report 29 more COVID-19 related deaths: 1 from Eastern Cape, 11 from KwaZulu-Natal, two from Gauteng, seven from Western Cape, and eight from the Free State.”
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This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 16 938.
The recoveries now stand at 612 763 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%.
“We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers that treated the deceased patients.”