As of Wednesday, South Africa had recorded a total of 719 714 confirmed cases of Covid-19, as well as 19 111 deaths related to the novel coronavirus, with 1 863 new cases identified since the last report.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize also announced a further 58 Covid-19-related deaths, of which 16 occurred in the past 48 hours.
This is according to the daily Covid-19 media statement Mkhize released on Wednesday evening.
Gauteng remained the most affected province with a total of 227 833 confirmed cases, which accounted for 31.7% of the total cases in the country.
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Limpopo was the least affected province, with a total of 17 374 confirmed cases of Covid-19.
"This brings the total number of Covid-19-related deaths to 19 111," Mkhize said.
"We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased patients."
A total of 648 654 recoveries had been recorded, which translated to a 90% recovery rate.
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