NEWS & ANALYSIS

2 888 new Covid-19 cases identified – Zweli Mkhize

Minister says 123 more deaths have been reported, seventeen in past 24 hrs

Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms 2 888 more cases of Coronavirus COVID-19

18 November 2020

As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 757 144 with 2 888 new cases identified since the last report.

Province

Total cases for 18 November 2020

Percentage total

Eastern Cape

112018

14,8

Free State

58567

7,7

Gauteng

232147

30,7

KwaZulu-Natal

125282

16,5

Limpopo

18276

2,4

Mpumalanga

30799

4,1

North West

34431

4,5

Northern Cape

22796

3,0

Western Cape

122828

16,2

Unknown

0

0,0

Total

757144

100,0

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 5 189 580 with 28 703 new tests conducted since the last report.

Sector

Total tested

 

New tested

 

PRIVATE

3 002 712

58%

18 626

65%

PUBLIC

2 186 868

42%

10 077

35%

Total

5 189 580

 

28 703

 

Total Deaths and Recoveries

Regrettably, 123 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 35, Free State 31, Gauteng 4, Kwa-Zulu Natal 3, Limpopo 7, North West 31 and Western Cape 12. This brings the total deaths to 20 556. Of the 123 deaths 17 re- portedly occurred in past 24 hours: 4 in Eastern Cape, 2 in Gauteng, 11 in Western Cape.

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

Our recoveries now stand at 701 534 which translates to a recovery rate of 92,6%

Province

Total Deaths

Total Recoveries

Active Cases

Gauteng

4935

225067

2145

KwaZulu-Natal

3297

116536

5449

Western Cape

4487

112638

5703

Eastern Cape

4157

99900

7961

Free State

1739

49082

7746

North West

541

32391

1499

Mpumalanga

612

29772

415

Limpopo

487

17387

402

Northern Cape

301

18761

3734

Total

20556

701534

35054

Issued by Department of Health, 18 November 2020