Covid-19: Gauteng records 83 more coronavirus deaths, as SA's total cases rise by 3 880

0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Covid-19 screening and testing programme in Gauteng.
Covid-19 screening and testing programme in Gauteng.
PHOTO: Sharon Seretlo, Gallo Images
  • The health department confirmed that 3 880 new Covid-19 cases were registered on Thursday.
  • Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said 195 new deaths were attributed to Covid-19.
  • The recovery rate, the percentage of people who tested positive and recovered from the coronavirus, remained above 80%.


Gauteng had registered 83 more Covid-19-related deaths on Thursday.

The province remained the provincial hotspot for the coronavirus, with 202 955 people having tested positive since March.

On Thursday night, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said a total of 195 Covid-19 deaths had been confirmed in the past 24-hour cycle.

"About 83 [deaths] were registered in Gauteng, 36 from KwaZulu-Natal, 26 from Eastern Cape, 25 from Free State, 12 from Limpopo and 13 from Western Cape. This brings the total Covid-19 related cumulative deaths to 12 618.

"We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased. The recoveries now stand at 497 169 which translates to a recovery rate of 82%," Mkhize said.

The national number of confirmed new Covid-19 cases increased by 3 880 on Thursday, taking the cumulative total to 599 940.

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Gauteng was almost double that of the province with the second most cases, KwaZulu-Natal, which had seen 108 080 people testing positive.

The Western Cape, which was for many weeks South Africa's provincial hotspot, had a total of 103 616 cases.

The Northern Cape remained the province with the least number of cases, with 8 575 positive cases confirmed.

While Gauteng saw the largest increase in deaths on Thursday, the Western Cape's cumulative total of 3 688 deaths remained the highest among the nine provinces.

A total of 12 618 people have died across the country since South Africa's first Covid-19 case was confirmed in March.

The total number of tests conducted to date was 3 480 283, with 24 612 new tests conducted since the last report.

Did you know you can comment on this article? Subscribe to News24 and add your voice to the conversation.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
Who do you think is going to win the 2020 US election?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Biden is going to take it
46% - 4751 votes
It's four more years for Trump
54% - 5650 votes
Vote
ZAR/USD
16.52
(-0.11)
ZAR/GBP
21.39
(-0.23)
ZAR/EUR
19.45
(-0.53)
ZAR/AUD
11.68
(+0.29)
ZAR/JPY
0.16
(-0.06)
Gold
1903.13
(+0.15)
Silver
24.36
(+0.65)
Platinum
857.00
(-0.58)
Brent Crude
43.03
(0.00)
Palladium
2329.73
(+0.90)
All Share
55161.03
(+0.21)
Top 40
50741.94
(+0.09)
Financial 15
9977.80
(+3.10)
Industrial 25
74762.95
(-0.61)
Resource 10
54129.95
(-0.07)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo