Covid-19: 1 222 news infections recorded, 11 new deaths

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  • As of Sunday, South Africa recorded a total of 1 584 064 confirmed Covid-19 cases.
  • There have been 1 222 new cases.
  • Another 11 Covid-19-related fatalities have been recorded, taking the death toll to 54 417.

South Africa recorded 1 222 new Covid-19 infections by Sunday, 2 May and 11 more Covid-19-related deaths, taking the confirmed death toll to 54 417.

Of the 11 deaths, one was recorded in the Eastern Cape, five in the Free State, one in Gauteng, one in the Northern Cape and three in the Western Cape.

"We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said in a statement.

Mkhize said that, as of Sunday, the country recorded a total of 1 584 064 cases.

KwaZulu-Natal recorded the most active cases with 5 331, followed by the Northern Cape with 3 835 and Free State with 3 514.

READ | First batch of Pfizer vaccines will arrive in SA on Sunday night, says Mkhize

The recovery rate stands at 95%, with 1 507 778 recoveries recorded.

To date, 10 699 021 tests have been complete, Mkhize said.

The total number of healthcare workers vaccinated under the Sisonke protocol is 318 670.

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