Another 15,046 cases take total to 1,246,643

Nurses observe International Nurses day at the Zone 17 Clinic, Stand no 62064, Sebokeng, 12 May 2020. The Minister of Health, Dr Zwelini Mkhize, the Deputy Minister Dr Joe Phaahla, together with MECs for Health in all 9 Provinces will held a special candlelight ceremony for all nurses in the country. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

As of Monday, 11 January 2021, the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases is 1,246,643 with 15,046 new cases identified, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has confirmed.

416 more Covid-19 related deaths were reported, with 163 from Eastern Cape, 30 from Free State, 38 from Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN), 4 from Mpumalanga, 4 from North West, 1 from Northern Cape and 176 from Western Cape.

This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 33,579.

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

Recoveries now stand at 973,265 with a recovery rate of 78,1%.

Meanwhile a total of 7,236,389 tests have been completed with 52,496 new tests conducted since the last report.

The Citizen