NATIONAL NEWS - As of Monday, 25 January 2021, the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases is in South Africa 1,417,537 with 4,551 new cases identified, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has confirmed.
243 more Covid-19 related deaths were reported, with 65 from Eastern Cape, 18 from Free State, 33 from Gauteng, 60 from Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN), 5 from Mpumalanga, 5 from Northern Cape and 57 from Western Cape.
This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 41,117.
“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 1,241,421 representing a recovery rate of 87,6%.
Meanwhile, a total of 8,019,239 tests have been completed with 26 113 new tests conducted since the last report.
“The variations observed in the numbers today will be monitored and checked against trends over time
to ensure that they are truly reflective of the real epidemiological picture,” Mkhize added.