South Africa cases rise by 3,916, deaths rise by 159

South Africa cases rise by 3,916, deaths rise by 159

South Africa cases rise by 3,916, deaths rise by 159

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, Wednesday August 19, announced that the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Africa had risen to 596,060. is an of 3,916, with the total number of confirmed cases rising to 592 144 Tuesday August 18.

Mkhize announced a balance sheet update of 12,423. is an of 159 from 12,264 Tuesday August 18th.

“Sadly, we reporting 159 other COVID-19 related deaths – 37 in the Eastern Cape, 43 in Gauteng, 45 in KwaZulu-Natal, five in the Free and 29 in the Western Cape”

Zweli Mkhize

“We send our condolences to the relatives of the deceased and thank the health workers who treated the deceased”

A total of 3,455,671 tests have been performed to date and 25,324 new tests have been reported. So far there have been 491,441 recoveries, which corresponds to a recovery rate of 82%.

LATEST CASES OF COVID-19 BY PROVINCE AS OF WEDNESDAY AUGUST 19

The following confirmed cases of COVID-19 were detected in each province as of Wednesday:

  • Eastern Cape – 84,362 cases
  • Free – 33,163 cases;
  • Gauteng – 202,011 cases;
  • KwaZulu-Natal – 107,271 cases;
  • Limpopo – 11,944 cases;
  • – 22,067 cases;
  • Northwest – 23,641 cases;
  • – 8,341 cases; and
  • Western Cape – 103,210 cases
  • Unknown – 50 cases.

represents a total of 596,060 confirmed cases.

COVID-19 DEATHS BY PROVINCE FROM WEDNESDAY

The following confirmed COVID-19 deaths were detected in each province as of Wednesday:

  • Eastern Cape – 2,670 deaths;
  • Free – 542 deaths;
  • Gauteng – 3,061 deaths;
  • KwaZulu-Natal – 1,788 deaths;
  • Limpopo – 159 dead;
  • – 214 deaths;
  • Northwest – 214 deaths;
  • – 100 dead;
  • Western Cape – 3,675 dead.

LAST RECOVERIES BY PROVINCE

Mkhize announced the latest COVID-19 recoveries as follows:

  • Eastern Cape – 79,947 recoveries;
  • Free – 19,548 collections;
  • Gauteng – 167,812 recoveries;
  • KwaZulu-Natal – 82,599 recoveries;
  • Limpopo – 10,281 recoveries;
  • – 19,436 recoveries;
  • Northwest – 14,980 recoveries;
  • – 4,961 recoveries; and
  • Western Cape – 91,877 recoveries.

 

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