South Africa has recorded 1 806 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the country’s total confirmed cases to 636 884. The Gauteng Province still accounts for most of the country’s cases with 212 564 (33.4%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 114 646 (18%).
In a statement, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says the country has recorded 101 new COVID-19 related fatalities, bringing the total number of deaths to 14 779.
“Regrettably, we report 101 more COVID-19 related deaths: 45 from KwaZulu-Natal, 16 from Gauteng, 11 from Eastern Cape, 19 from Free State, 10 from Western Cape. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 14 779,” says Dr Mkhize.
The Western Cape has recorded the most deaths provincially with 3 960 COVID-19 related deaths.
A total number of 3 783 823 tests have been conducted to date in the country, with 18 123 new tests conducted in the last 24-hour cycle.
561 204 people have recovered from the virus, bringing the country’s recovery rate to 88%. Gauteng has recorded the most recoveries as 186 731 people have recovered from the virus in the province.
— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) September 5, 2020
Below is the full statement by Dr Zweli Mkhize: