1,541 new cases while two provinces record no deaths

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A healthcare worker holds up a syringe of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, 17 February 2021, as health workers receive the first jabs of the vaccine in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Picture: Michel Bega

As of Saturday, 13 March 2021, the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases is 1,528,414 with 1,541 new cases identified, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has confirmed.

82 more Covid-19 related deaths were reported, with 1 from Eastern Cape, 9 from Free State, 7 from Gauteng, 9 from Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN), 0 from Limpopo, 3 from Mpumalanga, 42 from North West, 0 from Northern Cape and 11 from Western Cape.

This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 51,261.

Recoveries now stand at 1,452,988 representing a recovery rate of 95%. 

A total of 9,426,589 tests have been completed with 32,862 new tests conducted since the last report.

Meanwhile, the total number of vaccines that have been administered stands at 145.544.

The Citizen