Covid-19 update: 1,928 new cases, recovery rate stands at 90%

Dr Eric Goemare (R), and Nompumelelo Mantangana, a doctor and nurse with Doctors Without Borders (MSF), look at the progress being made in setting up a field hospital being set up in a sports hall in Khayelitsha, near Cape Town, on May 22, 2020. Both Goemare and Mantangana have experience in dealing with the AIDS epidemic of the early 2000's in this area. This field hospital is being set up with the support of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) as part of South Africa's fight against the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by RODGER BOSCH / AFP)

This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 18,408 and the total number of recoveries is 630,436 which translate to 90%.

As of Saturday, the total number of detected Covid-19 cases is 702 131, 1,928 new cases identified since the last report, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced.

38 more deaths have also been reported: 10 from Eastern Cape, 10 from the Free State, 17 from Gauteng and one from Mpumalanga. This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 18,408 and the total number of recoveries is 630,436 which translate to 90%.

“We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers that treated the deceased patients.”

Provincial breakdown:

Source: Health department

 

Source: Health department

 

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