Covid-19: 5 074 new cases, deaths increase by 45

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  • As of Sunday, South Africa recorded a total of 1 696 564 Covid-19 cases.
  • Another 5 074 new cases have been recorded.
  • There have been 45 more Covid-19-related fatalities, taking the death toll to 56 974.

South Africa recorded 5 074 new Covid-19 infections by Sunday, 5 June and 45 more Covid-19-related deaths, taking the death toll to 56 974.

Of the 45 deaths, 16 were recorded in the Free State, seven in Gauteng, one in KwaZulu-Natal, 15 in the Northern Cape and six in the Western Cape.

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"We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said in a statement.

Mkhize added that, as of Sunday, the country recorded a total of 1 696 564 Covid-19 cases.

Gauteng recorded the most active cases with 22 065, followed by the Northern Cape with 9 249 and the Free State with 9 119.

The recovery rate is 93%, with 1 578 033 recoveries.

To date, 11 876 594 tests have been completed, with 35 821 tests conducted since the department's last report.

The number of people vaccinated is 1 343 433. Of those, 863 665 are Pfizer vaccine doses, administered under Phase Two of the national vaccination rollout.

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