Sat, 15 May 2021

  • As of Tuesday, South Africa recorded a total of 1 568 366 confirmed Covid-19 cases.
  • 853 new cases were recorded in the 24 hours to Monday evening.
  • 130 new Covid-19-related fatalities have been recorded, taking the death toll to 53 887.

South Africa recorded 853 new Covid-19 infections by Tuesday and 130 new Covid-19-related deaths, taking the confirmed death toll to 53 887.

According to a statement by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, as of Tuesday, the country recorded a total of 1 568 366 confirmed Covid-19 cases.

As of Tuesday, KwaZulu-Natal recorded the most confirmed active cases with 5 587, followed by the Northern Cape with 3 358 and Gauteng with 2 704.

The recovery rate is 95% and 1 494 630 recoveries have been recorded.

To date, 10 379 089 tests have been completed, with 23 893 tests conducted in the 24 hours to Tuesday evening, Mkhize said.

Mkhize also reported a further 130 Covid-19-related deaths, of which 41 were recorded in the Western Cape, 34 in North West, 13 in the Northern Cape, 11 in the Eastern Cape, 11 in Gauteng, seven in the Free State, five in KwaZulu-Natal, five in Limpopo and three in Mpumalanga.

This brings the total to 53 887 confirmed deaths.

"Some provinces have been conducting data verification at facilities to ensure that all Covid-19-related deaths that were not reported are reported. We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," Mkhize said.

Source: News24

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