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SA records 891 new coronavirus cases, 40 deaths

South Africa has recorded 891 new coronavirus cases bringing the total number to 716 759. In a statement, the Department of Health also reported 40 COVID-19 related deaths.

“Eight from Eastern Cape, four from Gauteng, one from KwaZulu Natal, four from Mpumalanga, 16 from North West and seven from Western Cape. ”

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 19 008.

“Of the 40 deaths reported today, 10 were reported to have occurred in the past 24-48 hours: two from Eastern Cape; four from Gauteng; one from KwaZulu- Natal and three in the Western Cape.”

The recoveries now stand at 646 721 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%.

As of today, the total number of confirmed #COVID19 cases is 716 759, the total number of deaths is 19 008 and the total number of recoveries is 646 721.

— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) October 26, 2020

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