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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

Active cases

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

Mpumalanga: 837

Limpopo: 626

Covid-19 deaths

The Covid-19 death toll also rose as 64 new Covid-19 related deaths were reported on Wednesday.

According to Mkhize, 24 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

Mpumalanga: 496

North West: 325

Limpopo: 325

Northern Cape: 182

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