Covid-19 in South Africa: Death toll climbs by 46 as infections increase by 1 086

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  • As of Thursday, South Africa recorded a total of 1 579 536 confirmed Covid-19 cases.
  • 1 086 new cases were recorded in the latest 24-hour cycle.
  • 46 new Covid-19-related fatalities have been recorded, taking the official death toll to 54 331.

South Africa recorded 1 086 new Covid-19 infections by Thursday and 46 new Covid-19-related deaths, taking the official death toll to 54 331.

According to a statement by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, as of Thursday, the country recorded a total of 1 579 536 Covid-19 cases.

The total number of healthcare workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol is 307 591.

KwaZulu-Natal recorded the most active cases with 5 227, followed by the Northern Cape with 3 418 and the Free State with 3 110.

The recovery rate is 95% and 1 504 426 recoveries have been recorded.

To date, 10 625 030 tests have been completed, with 23 137 tests conducted in the latest 24-hour cycle, Mkhize said.

Mkhize also reported a further 46 Covid-19-related deaths, of which 14 were recorded in Gauteng, 13 in the Eastern Cape, 11 in the Free State, three in the Northern Cape, three in the Western Cape and two in KwaZulu-Natal.

This brings the total to 54 331 official 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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