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

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  • As of Sunday, South Africa recorded a total of 1 558 458 confirmed Covid-19 cases.
  • 931 new cases have been recorded in the 24 hours to Sunday evening.
  • 66 new Covid-19-related fatalities have 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-related deaths, taking the confirmed death toll to 53 322.

According to a statement by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, as of Sunday, the country recorded a total of 1 558 458 confirmed Covid-19 cases.

Gauteng remains the most affected province with 26.8% of the total confirmed cases, translating to 417 351 cases.

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

KwaZulu-Natal recorded the most confirmed active cases with 5 880, followed by the Western Cape with 4 972 and the Northern Cape with 3 091.

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

To date, 10 138 936 tests have been completed, with 23 013 tests conducted in the 24 hours to Sunday evening, Mkhize said.

Mkhize also reported a further 66 Covid-19-related deaths, of which 35 were recorded in North West, 15 in the Free State, 10 in the Western Cape and six in Gauteng.

This brings the total to 53 322 confirmed 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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