Wed, 14 Apr 2021

  • A total of 1 313 new confirmed Covid-19 cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours.
  • In addition, 104 Covid-19 deaths have been reported.
  • South Africa has recorded 1 518 979 confirmed infections to date.

A total of 1 313 new Covid-19 cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing South Africa's total number of reported cases to 1 518 979.

A further 104 Covid-19-related deaths were also recorded, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said in a statement on Friday evening.

Mkhize said there were 31 363 active cases in the country as of 5 March.

Active cases

KwaZulu-Natal: 9 640

Free State: 6 121

Western Cape: 5 662

Gauteng: 3 226

North West: 2 473

Northern Cape: 2 061

Mpumalanga: 1 071

Limpopo: 850

Eastern Cape: 259

Of the newly recorded deaths, 29 were in the Free State, 17 in the Western Cape, 16 in Gauteng, 15 in the Northern Cape, 12 in Limpopo, eight in KwaZulu-Natal, four in the Eastern Cape and three in Mpumalanga.

This brings the death toll to 50 566.

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

The minister said that, to date, there have been 1 437 050 recoveries, which translates to a recovery rate of 94.6%.

Deaths by province

Eastern Cape: 11 314

Western Cape: 11 260

Gauteng: 9 813

KwaZulu-Natal: 9 723

Free State: 3 352

Limpopo: 1 917

Mpumalanga: 1 274

North West: 1 203

Northern Cape: 710

The minister also announced that more than 100 000 healthcare workers were vaccinated.

"The number of healthcare workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol is 100 180 as of 18:30, 5 March 2021," Mkhize said.

Gauteng still accounts for 26.7% of all recorded cases, followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 21.7% and the Western Cape with 18.3%.

Cases by provinces

Gauteng: 406 198

KwaZulu-Natal: 330 226

Western Cape: 278 509

Eastern Cape: 194 053

Free State: 80 495

Mpumalanga: 71 641

Limpopo: 62 257

North West: 61 340

Northern Cape: 34 260

Source: News24

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