Covid-19: Confirmed cases rise 998 in South Africa as 263 new deaths are recorded

The Prime Minister of North Cape, Dr. Zamani Saul, supports Health MEC Maruping Lekwene, who receives his Covid-19 bump from Sister Virginia Itebogeng.

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  • As of Tuesday, South Africa had a total of 1,505,586 confirmed Covid-19 cases.
  • 998 new cases have been recorded since the health minister’s last report on Monday.
  • 263 new Covid-19-related deaths have been recorded, bringing the confirmed death toll to 49,413.

South Africa recorded 998 new Covid-19 infections and 263 new Covid-19-related deaths as of Tuesday, bringing the confirmed death toll to 49,413.

According to a statement by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, the country has now registered a total of 1,505,586 confirmed Covid-19 cases.

The total number of healthcare workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol is 32,315.

Gauteng remains the hardest hit province with a total of 402,538 confirmed cases. To date, KwaZulu-Natal has recorded 327,446 confirmed cases, the Western Cape 276,436 cases and the Eastern Cape 193,725 cases.

South Africa had 998 new Covid-19 infections as of Tuesday.

KwaZulu-Natal had the most confirmed active cases at 10,633, followed by Free State with 6,775 cases and the Western Cape with 6,588.

The recovery rate has improved to 94% and there have been 1,419,459 recoveries.

To date, the total number of confirmed # COVID19 cases is 1,505,586, the total number of deaths is 49,413, the total number of recoveries is 1,419,459, and the total number of vaccines administered is 32, / KqY3zJDnMw

– Dr. Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize), February 23, 2021

To date, 8,932,950 tests have been completed, with 25,093 tests completed in the past 24 hours, Mkhize said Tuesday.

Mkhize also reported an additional 263 Covid-19-related deaths, of which 60 were recorded in KwaZulu-Natal, 55 in Limpopo, 51 in the Eastern Cape, 39 in Gauteng, 27 in the Free State, 23 in the Western Cape and three in the North Cape.

That brings the total to 49,413 confirmed deaths.

“We offer our condolences to the relatives of the deceased and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased,” said Mkhize.

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