South Africa’s COVID-19 death toll increased by 85 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 related deaths in the country to 15, 857.
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases is 657 627 with 2,055 new cases in the last 24 hours.
#COVID19 Statistics in SA as at 18 September.
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The recovery rate is now 89.2-percent which translates to 586, 844 people who have recovered from the virus.
For the past six weeks, South Africa has been experiencing a decline in cases, recording less than 2,000 daily infections.
Two months ago, it was recording about 12,000 cases daily.