South Africa recorded 638 new coronavirus cases, one of the lowest daily increases, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 1,521,706, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced late Monday.
“Unfortunately, 125 more COVID-19 deaths have been reported,” Mkhize said as he offered condolences to the relatives of the deceased and thanked health care workers who treated the deceased patients.
The total number of people in the country who died from the virus is 50,803.
Mkhize said the country has run nearly 10 million tests for the virus since it was first discovered in March last year. 13,630 tests were recorded in the last 24 hours.
At least 1,442,045 people have recovered from the fatal respiratory disease, a recovery rate of 94.7%.
South Africa, which has the highest number of COVID-19 infections and deaths on the continent, has vaccinated 107,054 healthcare workers to date.
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