South Africa registers 2,080 new COVID-19 infections

Doctors assist a patient in fitting eyewear on the Phelophepa Health train in Springs, Johannesburg, South Africa, Sept. 10, 2020. (Xinhua/Yeshiel)

On Monday, the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases was 769 759 with 2 080 new cases identified since the last report according to the health ministry statement in South Africa.

“We have registered a positivity rate of 14 percent, which is concerning,” said Dr. Zwelini Mkhize Minister for Health.

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 5,305,343 with 14,377 new tests conducted since the last report.

The minister added that “regrettably, 65 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported in Eastern Cape 26, Free State 19, Gauteng 2, Limpopo 3, North West 8 and Western Cape 7.”

This brings the total to 20,968 deaths.  The recoveries now stand at 711,195 which translates to a recovery rate of 92,4 percent.

(With input from Ministry of Health-South Africa)