As of Tuesday, 5 January 2021, the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases is 1 127 759 with 14 410 new cases identified, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has confirmed.
Mkhize noted that new cases represented a 30% positivity rate since the last report.
Meanwhile, 513 more Covid-19 related deaths were reported, with 134 from Eastern Cape, 14 from Free State, 64 from Gauteng, 92 from Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN), 3 from Limpopo, 14 from Northern Cape and 202 from Western Cape.
This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 30 524.
“We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health workers that treated the deceased,” the minister added.
Recoveries now stand at 920 879 at a recovery rate of 81,6%, while a total of 6 828 147 tests have been completed with 47 875 new tests conducted since the last report.