Covid-19: South Africa has 1,569 new infections and 53 new deaths

Health workers at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town – Misha Jordaan / Gallo Images

  • As of Wednesday, South Africa had a total of 1,569,935 confirmed Covid-19 cases.
  • In the 24 hours leading up to Wednesday, 1,569 new cases were recorded.
  • 53 new Covid-19-related deaths have been recorded, bringing the confirmed death toll to 53,940.

South Africa recorded 1,569 new Covid-19 infections and 53 new Covid-19-related deaths as of Wednesday, bringing the confirmed death toll to 53,940.

The country recorded a total of 1,569,935 confirmed Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, according to a statement by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize.

KwaZulu-Natal had the most confirmed active cases with 4,974, followed by the North Cape with 3,393 and Gauteng with 2,946 cases.

The recovery rate is constant at 95% and 1,495,864 recoveries have been recorded.

To date, 10,413,180 tests have been completed, with 34,091 tests completed in the 24 hours ended Wednesday, Mkhize said.

Mkhize also reported an additional 53 Covid-19-related deaths, of which 17 were recorded in the Eastern Cape, 11 in the Free State, nine in the North Cape, eight in Gauteng, four in the Western Cape and three in KwaZulu-Natal and one in Mpumalanga.

That brings the total to 53,940 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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