7,150 new cases as another 555 deaths confirmed

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

As of Thursday, 28 January 2021, the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases is 1,437,798 with 7,150 new cases identified, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has confirmed.

555 more Covid-19 related deaths were reported, with 150 from Eastern Cape, 10 from Free State, 70 from Gauteng, 249 from Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN), 7 from Limpopo, 21 from Mpumalanga, 3 from Northern Cape and 45 from Western Cape.

This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 43,105.

“We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health workers that treated the deceased,” the minister said.

Recoveries now stand at 1,272,197 representing a recovery rate of 88,3%.

Meanwhile, a total of 8,156,239 tests have been completed with 48,406 new tests conducted since the last report.

The Citizen