NATIONAL NEWS - As of Wednesday, 27 January 2021, the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases is 1,430,648 with 7,707 new cases identified, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has confirmed.
753 more Covid-19 related deaths were reported, with 6 from Eastern Cape, 17 from Free State, 75 from Gauteng, 261 from Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN), 219 from Limpopo, 16 from Mpumalanga, 50 from North West, 7 from Northern Cape and 102 from Western Cape.
This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 42,550.
Limpopo province continues to conduct audits of the deaths in hospitals and updating its figures.
“We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health workers that treated the deceased,” the minister said.
Recoveries now stand at 1,263,476 representing a recovery rate of 88,3%.
Meanwhile, a total of 8,107,833 tests have been completed with 49,065 new tests conducted since the last report.