Covid-19 update: 1,461 new cases bring SA’s total to 705,254


As of Monday, the total number of detected Covid-19 cases is 705, 254, with 1,461 new cases identified since the last report, the department of health has announced.

61 more deaths have also been reported: 21 from Eastern Cape, 19 from the Free State, 1 from Mpumalanga, 3 from KwaZulu-Natal, 3 from Gauteng, 8 from Western Cape and 6 from Northern Cape. This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 18,492.

“Of the 61 deaths reported today, 11 were reported to have occurred in the past 24-48 hours: 3 in Gauteng, 1 in Mpumalanga and 7 in the Western Cape.

“We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers that treated the deceased patients. Our recoveries now stand at 629,260, which translates to a recovery rate of 90%,” said the department.

The total number of deaths in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday was 3,136 and not 3,176, clarified the health department. This means the total number of deaths nationally on Sunday was 18, 431.

The Citizen