Covid-19: Death toll increases to 51 110, with 95 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours

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  • South Africa recorded a further 95 Covid-19-related deaths on Thursday, bringing the death toll to 51 110.
  • The total number of confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infections increased by 1 474, recorded in the last 24 hours.
  • As of 11 March, the total number of confirmed infections was 1 447 503.

South Africa has recorded a further 95 Covid-19-related deaths, taking the death toll to 51 110 as of 11 March.

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In a statement on Thursday evening, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said of the new Covid-19-related deaths reported in the last 24 hours, 25 were recorded in Gauteng, 21 in the Free State, 17 in the Northern Cape, 11 in the Western Cape, 10 in Limpopo, six in KwaZulu-Natal, and five in the Eastern Cape.

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

Covid-19 deaths

Western Cape: 11 334

Eastern Cape: 11 321

Gauteng: 9 967

KwaZulu-Natal: 9 795

Free State: 3 453

Limpopo: 1 931

Mpumalanga: 1 291

North West: 1 249

Northern Cape: 769

Meanwhile, the total number of confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infections, which causes Covid-19, has also increased by 1 474, which was recorded in the last 24 hours, pushing the total recorded infections to 1 525 648.

Gauteng remains the most affected province, with 26.8% of all recorded infections, followed by KwaZulu-Natal (21.7%) and the Western Cape (18.3%).

Total infections

Gauteng: 408 255

KwaZulu-Natal: 331 223

Western Cape: 279 487

Eastern Cape: 194 197

Free State: 81 070

Mpumalanga: 72 484

Limpopo: 62 485

North West: 61 882

Northern Cape: 34 565

The number of confirmed active infections as of 11 March was 27 035, with KwaZulu-Natal, the Western Cape and Free State accounting for almost half of all active cases.

The recovery rate continues to increase, with 1 447 503 recoveries recorded to date, which translates to a rate of 94.8%.

Active cases as of 11 March

KwaZulu-Natal: 7 880

Western Cape: 5 216

Free State: 3 835

Gauteng: 3 099

North West: 2 696

Northern Cape: 2 097

Mpumalanga: 1 225

Limpopo: 710

Eastern Cape: 277

Mkhize reported 138 014 healthcare workers have been vaccinated as of 18:30 on Thursday.

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