1,554 new cases take SA’s total to 1 541 563

Healthcare worker Dr Jared Tulloch is given a jab of the first batch of Johnson and Johnson vaccines at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, 17 February 2021, in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Picture: Michel Bega

As of Thursday, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases is 1 541 563, with 1,554 new cases recorded since the last report, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced.

163 more Covid-19 deaths have been reported: 9 from Free State, 24 from Gauteng, 5 from KwaZulu-Natal, 71 from Limpopo, 37 from North West, 16 from Northern Cape and 1 from Western Cape.

This brings the total number of deaths to 52, 535.

The total number of recoveries is 1 467 254, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

The total number of vaccines administered is 220 129.

The Citizen