NATIONAL NEWS - As of Wednesday, 24 February 2021, the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases is 1,507,448 with 1,862 new cases identified, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has confirmed.
110 more Covid-19 related deaths were reported, with 5 from Eastern Cape, 61 from Free State, 12 from Gauteng, 7 from Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN), 7 from Mpumalanga, 1 from Northern Cape and 17 from Western Cape.
This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 49,523.
Recoveries now stand at 1,422,622 representing a recovery rate of 94%.
A total of 8,967,460 tests have been completed with 34,510 new tests conducted since the last report.
Meanwhile, the total number of vaccines that have been administered to date stands at 41,809.