| Covid-19 in South Africa: 931 new infections because the death toll climbs by 66

A nurse puts on PPE before treating a coronavirus patient.

A nurse places on PPE sooner than treating a coronavirus affected person.

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  • As of Sunday, South Africa recorded a entire of 1 558 458 confirmed Covid-19 cases.
  • 931 new cases hang been recorded within the 24 hours to Sunday evening.
  • 66 new Covid-19-linked fatalities hang been recorded, taking the confirmed death toll to 53 322.

South Africa recorded 931 new Covid-19 infections by Sunday and 66 new Covid-19-linked deaths, taking the confirmed death toll to 53 322.

Per a observation by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, as of Sunday, the country recorded a entire of 1 558 458 confirmed Covid-19 cases.

Gauteng stays essentially the most affected province with 26.8% of the overall confirmed cases, translating to 417 351 cases.

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KwaZulu-Natal has recorded 335 119 confirmed cases to this point, the Western Cape 284 268 cases and the Eastern Cape 195 668 cases.

KwaZulu-Natal recorded essentially the most confirmed filled with life cases with 5 880, adopted by the Western Cape with 4 972 and the Northern Cape with 3 091.

The recovery rate is 95% and 1 483 296 recoveries hang been recorded.

So a ways, 10 138 936 tests hang been done, with 23 013 tests performed within the 24 hours to Sunday evening, Mkhize said.

Mkhize also reported an additional 66 Covid-19-linked deaths, of which 35 hang been recorded in North West, 15 within the Free Tell, 10 within the Western Cape and 6 in Gauteng.

This brings the overall to 53 322 confirmed deaths.

“We bring our condolences to the cherished ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who handled the deceased,” Mkhize said.

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