Covid-19: South Africa records 1 168 new cases and 52 new confirmed deaths

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  • As of Sunday, South Africa recorded a total of 1 513 393 confirmed Covid-19 cases.
  • 1 168 new cases have been recorded since the last report.
  • 52 new Covid-19-related fatalities have been recorded, taking the reported death toll to 49 993.


South Africa recorded 1 168 new Covid-19 infections by Sunday, along with 52 new Covid-19-related deaths, taking the confirmed death toll to 49 993.

According to a statement by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, as of Sunday, the country recorded a total of 1 513 393 confirmed Covid-19 cases.

The total number of healthcare workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol is 70 527.

South Africa recorded 1 168 new Covid-19 infections by Sunday.

KwaZulu-Natal recorded the most confirmed active cases with 9 734, followed by the Free State with 6 487, the Western Cape with 6 168 and Gauteng with 3 382.

The recovery rate is 94.5%, with 1 430 259 recoveries recorded.

To date, 9 077 479 tests have been completed, with 22 836 tests conducted since the last report, Mkhize said.

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Mkhize also reported a further 52 confirmed Covid-19-related deaths, of which 25 were recorded in Gauteng, 17 in the Western Cape, four in the Eastern Cape, four in the Free State and two in KwaZulu-Natal.

This brings the total to 49 993 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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