South Africa’s official Covid-19 statistics show a steady decline after the second wave of the pandemic was fuelled by a mutation in the virus, discovered towards the end of last year.
On Sunday, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced that 1,744 new cases, and 78 additional deaths, had been reported n the preceding 24 hours.
As a result, the country is now heading towards the 1.5 million confirmed case tally with a total of 47,899 deaths.
The recovery rate stands at 93% with 55,587 active cases on the books.
KwaZulu-Natal has the most number of active cases at 18,802, followed by the Western Cape with 8,624.