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Covid cases up to 1 325 659

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Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize. File photo: ANA/Jacques Naude

AS OF Saturday night, the cumulative total of confirmed coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in South Africa stood at 1,325,659, with 13,973 new cases identified since the previous day’s report, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said.

The provincial breakdown was as follows:

Eastern Cape – 186,143 (14.0 percent)

Free State – 70,040 (5.3)

Gauteng – 358,462 (27.0)

KwaZulu-Natal – 276,784 (20.9)

Limpopo – 46,361 (3.5)

Mpumalanga – 52,105 (3.9)

North West – 50,881 (3.8)

Northern Cape – 29,346 (2.2)

Western Cape – 255,527 (19.3 percent)

A total of 7,558,774 tests had been processed to date, of which 59,994 had been conducted since the previous report.

A further 384 Covid-19-related deaths were reported on Saturday – Eastern Cape 39, Free State 12, Gauteng 68, KwaZulu-Natal 125, Limpopo 26, Mpumalanga seven, Northern Cape 12, and Western Cape 95. This brought the total number of deaths to 36,851. Recoveries now stood at 1,083,978, representing a recovery rate of 81.7 percent, Mkhize said.

The provincial breakdown was as follows:

Eastern Cape – 9 422 deaths, 168,310 recoveries, and 8411 active cases

Free State – 2 449 deaths, 57,872 recoveries, and 9719 active cases

Gauteng – 6 887 deaths, 303,977 recoveries, and 47,598 active cases

KwaZulu-Natal – 6278 deaths, 208,038 recoveries, and 62,478 active cases

Limpopo – 739 deaths, 36,274 recoveries, and 9348 active cases

Mpumalanga – 769 deaths, 42,813 recoveries, and 8523 active cases

North West – 757 deaths, 36,043 recoveries, and 14,081 active cases

Northern Cape – 490 deaths, 24,523 recoveries, and 4333 active cases

Western Cape – 9 060 deaths, 206,128 recoveries, and 40,339 active cases

Total – 36,851 deaths, 1,083,978 recoveries, and 204,830 active cases

– African News Agency

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