NATIONAL NEWS - As of Friday 12 February, the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases is 1 487 681 with 2,781 new cases identified, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has confirmed.
288 more Covid-19 related deaths were reported, with 26 from Eastern Cape, 24 from Free State, 166 from Gauteng, 23 from Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN), 4 from Limpopo, 16 from Mpumalanga, 7 from Northern Cape and 22 from Western Cape.
This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 47,670.
Recoveries now stand at 1,383,626 - representing a recovery rate of 93%.
Meanwhile, a total of 8,641,447 tests have been completed with 35,718 new tests conducted since the last report.