As of Thursday, the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases is 1,571,348 with 1,413 new cases identified, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has confirmed.
55 more Covid-19 related deaths were reported, with 11 from Eastern Cape, 14 from Free State, 20 from Gauteng, 3 from KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), 0 from Limpopo, 1 from Mpumalanga, 0 from North West, 0 from Northern Cape and 6 from Western Cape.
This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 53,995.
Recoveries now stand at 1,496,756 representing a recovery rate of 95%.
A total of 10,447,673 tests have been completed with 34,493 new tests conducted since the last report.
#COVID19 Statistics in SA as at 22 April.
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— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) April 22, 2021