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Coronavirus: 263 new confirmed deaths in South Africa as cases climb by 998

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Coronavirus: 263 new confirmed deaths in South Africa as cases climb by 998

24th February 2021

By: News24Wire

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South Africa recorded 998 new Covid-19 infections by Tuesday, along with 263 new Covid-19-related deaths, taking the confirmed death toll to 49 413.

According to a statement by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, the country has now recorded a total of 1 505 586 confirmed Covid-19 cases.

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The total number of healthcare workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol is 32 315.

Gauteng remains the most affected province with 402 538 total confirmed cases. KwaZulu-Natal has recorded 327 446 confirmed cases to date, the Western Cape 276 436 cases and the Eastern Cape 193 725 cases.

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South Africa recorded 998 new Covid-19 infections by Tuesday.

KwaZulu-Natal recorded the most confirmed active cases with 10 633, followed by the Free State with 6 775 cases and the Western Cape with 6 588.

The recovery rate has improved to 94% and 1 419 459 recoveries have been recorded.

To date, 8 932 950 tests have been completed, with 25 093 tests conducted in the past 24 hours, Mkhize said on Tuesday.

Mkhize also reported a further 263 Covid-19-related deaths, of which 60 were recorded in KwaZulu-Natal, 55 in Limpopo, 51 in the Eastern Cape, 39 in Gauteng, 27 in the Free State, 23 in the Western Cape and three in the Northern Cape.

This brings the total to 49 413 confirmed deaths.

"We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," Mkhize said.

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