As of Tuesday, 23 February 2021, the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases is 1,505,586 with 998 new cases identified, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has confirmed.
263 more Covid-19 related deaths were reported, with 51 from Eastern Cape, 27 from Free State, 39 from Gauteng, 60 from Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN), 55 from Limpopo, 3 from Northern Cape and 28 from Western Cape.
This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 49,413.
Recoveries now stand at 1,419,459 representing a recovery rate of 94%.
A total of 8,932,950 tests have been completed with 25,093 new tests conducted since the last report.
Meanwhile, the total number of vaccines that have been administered stands at 32,315.