South Africa has recorded 1 641 new coronavirus cases. This brings the total number of cases to 688 532.
The country has also recorded 139 new COVID-19 related fatalities, bringing the total number of deaths to 17 547.
In a statement, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says most of the new deaths were recorded in KwaZulu-Natal.
“Regrettably, we report 139 more COVID-19 related deaths: “65 from KwaZulu-Natal, 28 from Gauteng, 23 from Eastern Cape, 3 from the Free State, 4 from Limpopo, 7 from the North West, 4 from the Northern Cape and 5 from Western Cape,” says Dr Mkhize.
The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 360 105.
The number of recoveries now stands at 620 081, this translates to a recovery rate of 90%.
— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) October 9, 2020
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