6130 new Covid-19 cases & 73 more deaths confirmed

6130 new Covid-19 cases & 73 more deaths confirmed

Health minister Zweli Mkhize. Picture: Jacques Nelles

The latest results show another big increase, while recoveries have increased to just over 70 000.

The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa stood at 144 264 on Monday evening, with 73 more deaths being confirmed.

According to the statistics released by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, 1 596 995 tests have been completed in total of which 29 911 new tests were reported.

The mortality rate currently stands at 1,8%, with the latest deaths broken down by province as follows:  1 from Mpumalanga, 5 from Limpopo, 2 from North West, 6 from Gauteng, 10 from Eastern Cape, 6 from KwaZulu Natal and 43 from Western Cape.

This brings the total deaths to 2529.

The number of recoveries is 70 614, which translates to a recovery rate of 48,9%.

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