NATIONAL NEWS - As of Tuesday, the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases is 1,568,366 with 853 new cases identified, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has confirmed.
130 more Covid-19 related deaths were reported, with 11 from Eastern Cape, 7 from Free State, 11 from Gauteng, 5 from KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), 5 from Limpopo, 3 from Mpumalanga, 34 from North West, 13 from Northern Cape and 41 from Western Cape.
This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 53,887.
“Some provinces have been conducting data verification at facilities to ensure that all Covid-19 related deaths that were not reported are reported,” Mkhize said in a statement.
Recoveries now stand at 1,494,630 representing a recovery rate of 95%.
A total of 10,379,089 tests have been completed with 23,893 new tests conducted since the last report.