396 more deaths takes total to 46,869

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A nurse exits the red zone at the Nasrec quarantine/isolation site in Nasrec, 3 July 2020. Picture: Neil McCartney

As of Tuesday, 9 February 2021, the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases is 1,479,253 with 1,742 new cases identified, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has confirmed.

396 more Covid-19 related deaths were reported, with 20 from Eastern Cape, 6 from Free State, 81 from Gauteng, 85 from Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN), 118 from Limpopo, 18 from Mpumalanga, 3 from Northern Cape and 65 from Western Cape.

This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 46,869.

Recoveries now stand at 1,367,247 representing a recovery rate of 92%. 

Meanwhile, a total of 8,538,269 tests have been completed with 26,859 new tests conducted since the last report.

The Citizen