Covid-19: South Africa records 1 404 new infections and 96 confirmed new deaths

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  • As of Thursday, South Africa recorded a total of 1 517 666 confirmed Covid-19 cases.
  • 1 404 new cases have been recorded since the last report.
  • 96 new Covid-19-related fatalities have been recorded, taking the confirmed death toll to 50 462.


South Africa recorded 1 404 new Covid-19 infections by Thursday along with 96 new Covid-19-related deaths, taking the confirmed death toll to 50 462.

According to a statement by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, as of Thursday, the country has recorded a total of 1 517 666 confirmed Covid-19 cases.

The total number of healthcare workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol is 92 029.

KwaZulu-Natal recorded the most confirmed active cases with 9 479, followed by the Free State with 6 134 and the Western Cape with 5 743.

The recovery rate is 94.6% and 1 436 010 recoveries have been recorded.

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To date, 9 178 323 tests have been completed, with 30 799 tests conducted in the past 24 hours, Mkhize said on Thursday.

Mkhize also reported a further 96 confirmed Covid-19-related deaths, of which 27 were recorded in Gauteng, 25 in the Free State, 18 in the Western Cape, 17 in KwaZulu-Natal, five in the Eastern Cape, two in Mpumalanga, one in Limpopo and one in the Northern Cape.

This brings the total to 50 462 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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