Covid-19: Death toll now stands at 15 857, and confirmed cases 657 627

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  • As of 18 September, the confirmed Covid-19 death toll in South Africa is 15 857.
  • 85 new deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.
  • To date, a total of 657 627 confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been recorded.

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced there had been 85 more Covid-19 related deaths recorded in the last 24 hours and the confirmed death toll now stands at 15 857.

According to the statement by Mkhize on Friday evening, Gauteng recorded 62 new deaths, nine in KwaZulu-Natal, seven in the Western Cape, five in the Eastern Cape and two people died in the Northern Cape.

Deaths by province:

Western Cape: 4 107

Gauteng: 4 022

Eastern Cape: 3 063

KwaZulu-Natal: 2 478

Free State: 838

Mpumalanga: 496

North West: 325

Limpopo: 344

Northern Cape: 184

Total confirmed cases

To date, a total of 657 627 confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been recorded, with 2 055 new cases identified in the last 24 hours.

Gauteng remains the most affected province, with 33% of all confirmed cases of the virus, followed by KwaZulu-Natal, where the first confirmed case was identified, with 17.8%, and the Western Cape with 16.6% of the total cases.

Total confirmed cases by province:

Gauteng: 216 790

KwaZulu-Natal: 117 360

Western Cape: 109 157

Eastern Cape: 87 894

Free State: 43 375

North West: 27 856

Mpumalanga: 26 262

Limpopo: 14 557

Northern Cape: 14 376

Active cases

The total number of recoveries, as of 18 September, stood at 586 844, which translated to a recovery rate of 89.2%.

To date, the country still has a total of 54 926 confirmed active cases.

Confirmed active cases:

Gauteng: 20 321

Free State: 13 603

KwaZulu-Natal: 7 105

North West: 4 149

Northern Cape: 3 552

Western Cape: 3 400

Eastern Cape: 1 202

Mpumalanga: 953

Limpopo: 641


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