Total Covid-19 cases now 80,412, with a 55.1% recovery rate

The cumulative number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa on Wednesday, 17 June 2020 is 80,412.

"Regrettably, we report a further 49 Covid-19 related deaths – 6 from Eastern Cape and 43 from Western Cape. This brings the total deaths to 1,674," Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said in a statement.

"We wish to convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased.

"The mortality rate is 2.1%

"We also recognise that the number of recoveries continues to rise as well, with the total number to date at 44,331. This translates to a recovery rate of 55.1%.

"Therefore, we currently have 34,407 active cases," Mkhize said.

As of today the total number of confirmed #COVID19 cases is 80 412, the total number of deaths is 1674 and the total number of recoveries to date is 44 331.

— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) June 17, 2020

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