Covid-19: South Africa has 1,372 new infections and 73 new deaths

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  • As of Thursday, South Africa had a total of 1,562,931 confirmed Covid-19 cases.
  • In the 24 hours leading up to Thursday evening, 1,372 new cases were recorded.
  • 73 new Covid-19-related deaths have been recorded, bringing the confirmed death toll to 53,571.

South Africa recorded 1,372 new Covid-19 infections and 73 new Covid-19-related deaths as of Thursday, bringing the confirmed death toll to 53,571.

The country recorded a total of 1,562,931 confirmed Covid-19 cases on Thursday, according to a statement by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize.

KwaZulu-Natal had the most confirmed active cases with 5,322, followed by the Western Cape with 4,780 and the North Cape with 2,892.

The recovery rate is 95% and a total of 1,488,060 recoveries were recorded.

To date, 10,259,664 tests have been completed, with 43,550 tests completed in the 24 hours through Monday evening, Mkhize said.

Mkhize also reported an additional 73 Covid-19-related deaths, of which 20 were recorded in KwaZulu-Natal, 16 in Gauteng, 13 in the Eastern Cape, eight in Limpopo, six in the Free State, five in the Western Cape, and four in Mpumalanga and one on North Cape.

That brings the total to 53,571 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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