Covid-19: South Africa records 792 new cases and 97 new confirmed deaths

0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
A healthcare worker receives a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against the coronavirus.
A healthcare worker receives a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against the coronavirus.
PHOTO: Phill Magakoe/AFP
  • As of Monday, South Africa recorded a total of 1 504 588 confirmed Covid-19 cases.
  • 792 new cases have been recorded since the last report.
  • 97 new Covid-19-related fatalities have been recorded, taking the death toll to 49 150.


South Africa recorded 792 new Covid-19 infections by Monday, along with 97 new confirmed Covid-19-related deaths.

According to a statement by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, as of Monday the country recorded a total of 1 504 588 confirmed Covid-19 cases.

The total number of healthcare workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol is 23 059.

Gauteng remains the most affected province with 26.7% of the total confirmed cases, which translates to 402 249 cases.

KwaZulu-Natal has recorded 327 189 confirmed cases to date, the Western Cape 276 326 cases and the Eastern Cape 193 706 cases.

South Africa recorded 792 new Covid-19 infections by Monday.

KwaZulu-Natal recorded the most confirmed active cases by Monday with 14 662, followed by the Free State with 7 008 and the Western Cape with 6 988.

The recovery rate is 93.9%, with 1 413 566 recoveries recorded.

To date, 8 907 857 tests have been completed, with 15 342 tests conducted in the past 24 hours, Mkhize said.

Mkhize also reported a further 97 Covid-19-related deaths, of which 30 were recorded in the Free State, 22 in the Western Cape, 15 in Gauteng, eight in KwaZulu-Natal, eight in the Northern Cape, seven in the Eastern Cape and seven in Mpumalanga.

This brings the total to 49 150 deaths.

"We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," Mkhize said.


We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
When a Covid-19 vaccine for under 16's becomes available, will you be taking your children to get it?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, immediately!
37% - 2418 votes
I'll wait to see how others respond
26% - 1742 votes
No, I don't think they need it
37% - 2419 votes
Vote
ZAR/USD
15.09
(-0.16)
ZAR/GBP
21.02
(-0.23)
ZAR/EUR
18.22
(-0.19)
ZAR/AUD
11.62
(-0.25)
ZAR/JPY
0.14
(-0.54)
Gold
1734.50
(+0.02)
Silver
26.67
(+0.05)
Platinum
1186.51
(+0.42)
Brent Crude
64.40
(-2.56)
Palladium
2310.00
(+0.58)
All Share
66138.05
(-1.99)
Top 40
60754.30
(-2.11)
Financial 15
12200.05
(-1.09)
Industrial 25
86144.34
(-0.81)
Resource 10
67459.85
(-4.14)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo