Deaths due to the novel coronavirus have surpassed 17,000. The health department recorded 926 cases in the last 24 hours.
The death toll now stands at 17,016 after 40 more people died of COVID-19.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 682,215. Recoveries now stand at 615,684 which translates to a recovery rate of 90 per cent.
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As of today, the number of detected #COVID19 cases is 682 215 with 926 new cases identified since the last report. The cumulative number of tests done is 4 280 340 with 10 714 new tests done. Our recoveries now stand at 615 684 which translates to a recovery rate of 90% pic.twitter.com/gtGXRKnL4X
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) October 5, 2020
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