Covid-19: Cases in South Africa increase by 2 435, with 110 new deaths

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A healthcare worker wearing PPE stands inside a temporary ward dedicated to the treatment of possible Covid-19 coronavirus patients at the Nasrec Field Hospital in Soweto.
A healthcare worker wearing PPE stands inside a temporary ward dedicated to the treatment of possible Covid-19 coronavirus patients at the Nasrec Field Hospital in Soweto.
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  • As of Sunday, 7 February, South Africa recorded a total of 1 476 135 confirmed Covid-19 cases.
  • 2 435 new cases have been recorded by Sunday.
  • 110 new Covid-19-related fatalities have been recorded, taking the death toll to 46 290.


South Africa recorded 2 435 new Covid-19 infections by Sunday, along with 110 new Covid-19-related deaths, taking the confirmed death toll to 46 290.

According to a statement by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, the country recorded a total of 1 476 135 confirmed Covid-19 cases as of Sunday.

Gauteng remains the most affected province with 26.7% of the total confirmed cases, which translates to 394 240 cases.

KwaZulu-Natal has recorded 321 043 confirmed cases to date, the Western Cape 272 403 cases and the Eastern Cape 192 794 cases.

South Africa recorded 2 435 new Covid-19 infections by Sunday.

KwaZulu-Natal recorded the most confirmed active cases with 24 054, followed by the Western Cape with 11 303 and Gauteng with 7 227.

The recovery rate is 92%, with 1 360 204 recoveries recorded.

To date, 8 400 319 tests have been completed, with 26 055 tests conducted in the past 24 hours, Mkhize said.

Mkhize also reported a further 110 confirmed Covid-19-related deaths, of which eight were recorded in the Eastern Cape, 20 in the Free State, 23 in Gauteng, 10 in KwaZulu-Natal, 20 in Mpumalanga, one in the Northern Cape and 28 in the Western Cape.

This brings the total to 46 290 deaths.

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

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