20,999 new Covid-19 cases reported, 441 deaths confirmed

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As of Thursday, 7 January 2021, the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases is 1,170,590 with 20,999 new cases identified, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has confirmed.

According to The Citizen 441 more Covid-19 related deaths were reported, with 70 from Eastern Cape, 23 from Free State, 75 from Gauteng, 132 from Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN), 11 from Limpopo, 7 from Mpumalanga, 4 from Northern Cape and 119 from Western Cape.

This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 31,809.

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“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 938,216 with a recovery rate of 80,1%.

Meanwhile a total of 6,967,478 tests have been completed with 69,271 new tests conducted since the last report.