2,649 new cases in SA while 100 million vaccinated worldwide

Health workers are seen at the Nasrec Field Hospital for Covid-19, 25 January 2021. Picture: Michel Bega

As of Monday, 01 February 2021, the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases is 1,458,948 with 2,649 new cases identified, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has confirmed.

547 more Covid-19 related deaths were reported, with 68 from Eastern Cape, 30 from Free State, 91 from Gauteng, 143 from Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN), 134 from Limpopo, 9 from Mpumalanga, 3 from Northern Cape and 69 from Western Cape.

This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 44,946.

Mkhize noted that the deaths confirmed in Limpopo were captured from retrospective audits between 6 September 2020 and 29 January 2021.

Recoveries now stand at 1,318,504 representing a recovery rate of 90%.

Meanwhile, a total of 8,329,691 tests have been completed with 28,942 new tests conducted since the last report.

The Citizen