SA records 772 more Covid-19 cases and 54 deaths

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  • South Africa recorded 772 new cases of Covid-19 by Monday.
  • Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said 54 Covid-19-related deaths were reported, of which four were in the past 24 to 48 hours.
  • The number of people who have died of Covid-19 in South Africa is now 19 465, and the recovery rate is 90%.


South Africa recorded 54 more Covid-19-related deaths and 772 new cases, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Monday night.

"As of today [Monday], the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases is 727 595 with 772 new cases identified since the last report. Regrettably, we report 54 Covid-19-related deaths today."

Mkhize said 24 were from the Eastern Cape, 13 from the Free State, one from KwaZulu-Natal, two from Limpopo, one from Mpumalanga, nine from the Northern Cape and four from the Western Cape.

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Of the 54 deaths reported by Monday, four were reported to have occurred in the past 24 to 48 hours: one in KwaZulu-Natal and three in the Western Cape.

"This brings the total number of Covid-19-related deaths to 19 465," Mkhize said.

Recoveries stand at 657 500.

- Compiled by Jenni Evans

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