Covid-19: 1 928 new cases take SA's total to 702 131, with recovery rate at 90%

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  • There have been 38 more Covid-19 deaths, as well as another five reported in the last 24 to 48 hours.
  • The health department explained that the difference in reporting was due to data being verified, and records updated. 
  • A total of 1 928 new cases were identified since the last report.


Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said in his daily briefing that there had been 38 more deaths linked to Covid-19, and there had also been another five fatalities reported in the past 24 to 48 hours.

The health department has previously explained that the differences in reporting is due to data being verified, and records being compared with Home Affairs data as deaths linked to Covid-19 are confirmed.

"Regrettably, we report 38 more Covid-19 related deaths," Mkhize said. 

Of these, 10 were from Eastern Cape, 10 from the Free State, 17 from Gauteng and one from Mpumalanga. 

Of the five deaths reported in the past 24 to 48 hours, one person died in the Eastern Cape, one in the Free State and three in Gauteng.

This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 18 408. 

A total of 1 928 new cases had been identified since the last report, a slight decline from 2 019 reported on Friday. 

The total number of cases is 702 131.

Recoveries stand at 630 436 - a recovery rate of 90%.


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