As of Friday, 26 March 2021, the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases is 1,546,735. with 756 new cases identified, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has confirmed.
78 more Covid-19 related deaths were reported, with 1 from Eastern Cape, 7 from Free State, 45 from Gauteng, 9 from KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), 7 from Limpopo, 4 from Mpumalanga, 0 from North West, 2 from Northern Cape and 3 from Western Cape.
This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 52,788.
Recoveries now stand at 1,473,588, representing a recovery rate of 95%.
A total of 9,844,835 tests have been completed with 24,842 new tests conducted since the last report.
Meanwhile, the total number of vaccines that have been administered stands at 251 707.