998 new cases confirmed as recoveries hit 94%

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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.

The Citizen