Covid-19: New cases climb by 1 744 in SA and new confirmed deaths by 78

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  • As of Sunday, South Africa recorded a total of 1 491 807 confirmed Covid-19 cases.
  • 1 744 new cases have been recorded in the past 24 hours.
  • 78 new Covid-19-related fatalities have been recorded, taking the death toll to 47 899.


South Africa recorded 1 744 new Covid-19 infections by Sunday, along with 78 new Covid-19-related deaths, taking the confirmed death toll to 47 899.

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According to a statement by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, as of Sunday, the country recorded a total of 1 491 807 Covid-19 cases.

Gauteng remains the most affected province with 26.7% of the total confirmed cases, which translates to 398 506 cases.

KwaZulu-Natal has recorded 324 754 confirmed cases to date, the Western Cape 274 513 cases and the Eastern Cape 193 334 cases.

South Africa recorded 1 744 new Covid-19 infections by Sunday.

KwaZulu-Natal recorded the most confirmed active cases with 18 802, followed by the Western Cape with 8 624 and the Free State with 7 508.

The recovery rate is 93%, with 1 388 321 recoveries recorded.

To date, 8 697 066 tests have been completed, with 24 470 tests conducted in the past 24 hours, Mkhize said.

Mkhize also reported a further 78 confirmed Covid-19-related deaths, of which 37 were recorded in Gauteng, 15 in the Western Cape, 10 in the Free State, nine in Mpumalanga, five in KwaZulu-Natal and two in the Eastern Cape.

This brings the total to 47 899 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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