South Africa recorded 83 more Covid-19-related deaths by Monday, bringing the death toll to 17 863.
The fatalities have been reported in the following provinces: 17 in the Eastern Cape, 43 in the Free State, two in KwaZulu-Natal, 11 in Gauteng, three in North West and seven in the Western Cape.
Of the 83 deaths reported by Monday, eight occurred in the past 24 to 48 hours – one in the Free State, two in Gauteng and five in the Western Cape.
"We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers that treated the deceased patients," Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Monday evening.
#COVID19 Statistics in SA as at 12 October.— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) October 12, 2020
Use the COVID Alert SA app to protect yourself, your loved ones and your community. Start using this privacy preserving app today. Add your phone to the fight! Download the Covid Alert SA app now! https://t.co/8YKEqaiiRF pic.twitter.com/w9PEPBlghl
A cumulative total of 693 359 confirmed Covid-19 cases have been recorded in South Africa, with 624 659 recoveries, which translates to a recovery rate of 90%.