SA records just 4,500 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

SA recorded its lowest number of new cases since December 8, with 4,551 new infections in the past 24 hours.
SA recorded its lowest number of new cases since December 8, with 4,551 new infections in the past 24 hours.
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SA recorded its fewest new Covid-19 cases since December 8, with 4,551 new infections in the past 24 hours.

This was from 26,113 tests, at a positivity rate of 17.4%. There have now been 1,417,537 total confirmed Covid-19 cases across the country.

The last time SA recorded fewer than 5,000 cases in a single day was on December 8, when 4,011 cases were recorded.

Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said on Monday night that there were also 243 new Covid-19 related deaths recorded in the past 24 hours. This means 41,117 deaths have now been recorded.

Of the new deaths, 65 were in the Eastern Cape, 60 were in KwaZulu-Natal, 57 in the Western Cape, 33 in Gauteng, 18 were in the Free State and five each in Mpumalanga and Northern Cape.

Mkhize said 1,241,421 recoveries had been recorded to date, at a recovery rate of 87.6%.

Also on Monday, SA passed another Covid-19 milestone, with more than eight million tests having now been done.

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