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Covid 19 : 114 further deaths and cases rise by 1 218


Covid 19 : 114 further deaths and cases rise by 1 218

Mkhize said that a total of 14 263 people have died from COVID-19 since March, with an accumulative total of 628 529 cases reported.

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced the latest COVID-19 figures – and the first for the month of September – on Tuesday 1 September, saying that cases in South Africa have increased by 1 218  in the last 24-hours, meaning that the total number of infections that have been accumulatively reported since March 2020 has risen to 628 529.

Sadly, over the last 24-hours alone, a further 114 people have died from COVID-19, meaning that a total of 14 263 people have succumbed to the virus since the first death in March 2020.

“We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased patients,” said Mkhize in a statement.

Mkhize also reported that 549 993 people have successfully recovered, meaning that there are now approximately 33

536 people actively infected with COVID-19 in South Africa on Tuesday. This represents a recovery rate of 87%.

South Africa also passed a testing milestone on Tuesday, with more than 3.7 million tests done since March as the Department of Health continues to roll out rigorous testing, especially to areas most severely affected by the deadly virus.

A total of 3 705 408 tests have been completed since March when the rigorous testing initiative began, with 11 687 completed in the last 24-hours alone.


The following confirmed COVID-19 cases have been recorded in each province as of Tuesday 1 September:

  • Eastern Cape – 86 217 cases
  • Free State – 38 125 cases;
  • Gauteng – 210 518 cases;
  • KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) – 113 237 cases;
  • Limpopo – 13 301 cases;
  • Mpumalanga – 24 470 cases;
  • North West –  25 390 cases;
  • Northern Cape –  10 837 cases;
  • Western Cape – 106 114 case
  • Unallocated –  50 cases

Gauteng remains the worst affected province, with the latest report constituting the lowest reported daily case increase since early May.

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