The Covid-19 death toll in SA is now 15 705.
- As 16 September, a total of 653 444 confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been recorded.
- 1 923 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 were reported in the last hours.
- To date, the confirmed Covid-19 related death toll is 15 705.
As President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the country would be moving to level 1 of the lockdown, 1 923 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 were reported in the last hours.
During his address to the nation, Ramaphosa said the country had succeeded in overcoming the worst phase of the Covid-19 pandemic while protecting the capacity of the health system.
However, he cautioned that the country is still in the midst of the deadly epidemic and that people are still getting infected and some are still dying.
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Ramaphosa added that the next challenge is to ensure that the country does not experience a new surge in infections.
As of 16 September, a total of 653 444 confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been recorded.
According to a statement by the Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize, Gauteng accounted for 33% of all confirmed cases of the virus, followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 17.9% and the Western Cape with 16.6% of the total cases.
Total confirmed cases by province:
Gauteng: 215 898
KwaZulu-Natal: 116 910
Western Cape: 108 767
Eastern Cape: 87 663
Free State: 42 602
North West: 27 527
Mpumalanga: 25 986
Limpopo: 14 364
Northern Cape: 13 727
Recoveries as of 16 September stood at 584 195 which translated to a recovery rate of 89.4%.
Confirmed active cases:
Gauteng: 20 028
Free State: 13 178
KwaZulu-Natal: 7 179
North West: 4 254
Western Cape: 3 404
Northern Cape: 3 059
Eastern Cape: 979
The Covid-19 death toll also rose as 64 new Covid-19 related deaths were reported on Wednesday.
According to Mkhize, of the new deaths were reported in KwaZulu-Natal, 14 from Gauteng, Mpumalanga, 11, Western Cape, nine, and six new deaths were recorded in the Northern Cape.
As of 16 September, the confirmed Covid-19 related death toll was 15 705.
Deaths by province:
Western Cape: 4 088
Gauteng: 3 947
Eastern Cape: 3 055
KwaZulu-Natal: 2 449
Free State: 838
North West: 325
Northern Cape: 182