- As of Sunday, South Africa recorded a total of 1 566 769 confirmed Covid-19 cases.
- 1 089 new cases were recorded in the 24 hours to Sunday.
- 25 new Covid-19-related fatalities have been recorded, taking the confirmed death toll to 53 736.
South Africa recorded 1 089 new Covid-19 infections by Sunday, along with 25 new Covid-19-related deaths, taking the confirmed death toll to 53 736.
According to a statement by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, the country recorded a total of 1 566 769 confirmed Covid-19 cases as of Sunday.
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KwaZulu-Natal recorded the most confirmed active cases with 5 544, followed by the Western Cape with 4 973 and the Northern Cape with 3 305.
The recovery rate is 95% and 1 490 143 recoveries have been recorded.
To date, 10 337 066 tests have been completed, with 31 425 tests conducted in the 24 hours to Sunday evening, Mkhize said.
Mkhize also reported a further 25 Covid-19-related deaths, of which eight were recorded in the Free State, six in the Eastern Cape, four in Gauteng, three in Mpumalanga, three in the Western Cape and one in KwaZulu-Natal.
This brings the total to 53 736 confirmed deaths.
"We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," Mkhize said.