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Covid-19: 73 new deaths reported as cases rise to 131 800

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Dr Zweli Mkhize

A further 73 Covid-19-related deaths have been reported – three from KwaZulu Natal, 13 from Eastern Cape, 17 from Gauteng Province and 40 from Western Cape – Health Minister Zweli Mkhize reported on Saturday.

This brings the total deaths to 2 413.

The cumulative number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 131 800, with 7 210 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours.

A total of 1 529 009 tests have been completed in total of which 35 905 new tests are reported. The mortality rate is 1,8% with the number of recoveries standing at 67 094. This translates to a recovery rate of 50,9%.

Case Data
Province – Total cases – Percentage total

  • Eastern Cape – 23 658 – 17,9
  • Free State – 1160 – 0,9
  • Gauteng – 34285 – 26,0
  • KwaZulu-Natal – 7786 – 5,9
  • Limpopo – 862 – 0,7
  • Mpumalanga – 925 – 0,7
  • North West – 3454 – 2,6
  • Northern Cape – 355 – 0,3
  • Western Cape – 59315 – 45,0

Total: 131 800 – 100,0

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

Province – Deaths – Recoveries

  • Eastern Cape – 384 – 12192
  • Free State – 9 – 356
  • Gauteng – 166 – 7712
  • KwaZulu-Natal – 109 – 3417
  • Limpopo – 5 – 387
  • Mpumalanga – 2 – 239
  • North West – 5 – 433
  • Northern Cape – 1 – 186
  • Western Cape – 1732 – 42172

Total – 2413 – 67094

“We wish to express our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased,” said Minister of Health, Dr Zwelini Mkhize.