756 new cases as Gauteng records most deaths

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Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize. Picture: @COVID_19_ZA/Twitter.

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.

The Citizen