Covid-19: SA's death toll climbs by 163 and infections by 1 554

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  • As of Thursday, South Africa recorded a total of 1 541 563 confirmed Covid-19 cases.
  • 1 554 new cases have been recorded by Thursday.
  • 163 confirmed new Covid-19-related fatalities have been recorded, taking the death toll to 52 535.


South Africa recorded 1 554 new Covid-19 infections by Thursday along with 163 new Covid-19-related deaths, taking the confirmed death toll to 52 535.

According to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, as of Thursday, the country recorded a total of 1 541 563 confirmed Covid-19 cases.

The total number of healthcare workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol is 220 129.

READ | Vaccine Rollout: SA to miss its target to vaccinate 67% of population by end of 2021

Gauteng remains the most affected province with 26.8% of the total confirmed cases, which translates to 412 539 cases.

KwaZulu-Natal has recorded 333 357 confirmed cases to date, the Western Cape 281 822 cases and the Eastern Cape 195 114 cases.


KwaZulu-Natal recorded the most confirmed active cases by Thursday with 5 735, followed by the Western Cape with 4 925 and Gauteng with 2 785.

To date, 9 722 821 tests have been completed, with 32 002 tests conducted in the past 24 hours, Mkhize said in a statement on Thursday.

Mkhize also reported 163 confirmed new Covid-19-related deaths, of which 71 were recorded in Limpopo, 37 in North West, 24 in Gauteng, 16 in the Northern Cape, nine in the Free State, five in KwaZulu-Natal and one in the Western Cape.

This brings the total to 52 535 confirmed deaths.

The recovery rate is 95% and 1 467 254 recoveries have been recorded.

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