Tue, 22 Jun 2021

  • South Africa has recorded a total of 1 599 272 Covid-19 cases.
  • By Tuesday, 1 548 new infections were recorded.
  • Another 71 new Covid-19-related fatalities were recorded, taking the death toll to 54 896.

South Africa recorded 1 548 new Covid-19 infections by Tuesday and 71 more Covid-19-related deaths, taking the confirmed death toll to 54 896.

In a statement by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, it emerged that of the 71 deaths, three were recorded in the Eastern Cape, 23 in the Free State, 16 in Gauteng, five in KwaZulu-Natal, 16 in the Northern Cape and eight in the Western Cape.

"We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased patients," Mkhize said.

As of Tuesday, the country recorded a total of 1 599 272 Covid-19 cases.

KwaZulu-Natal recorded the most confirmed active cases with 5 492, followed by Gauteng with 4 881 and the Free State with 4 476.

The recovery rate stands 95% with 1 519 258 recoveries recorded.

To date, 10 931 906 tests have been completed.

The total number of healthcare workers vaccinated under the Sisonke protocol is 414 372.

Source: News24

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