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South Africa records 792 new Covid-19 cases and 97 new confirmed deaths

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South Africa records 792 new Covid-19 cases and 97 new confirmed deaths

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23rd February 2021

By: News24Wire

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South Africa recorded 792 new Covid-19 infections by Monday, along with 97 new confirmed Covid-19-related deaths.

According to a statement by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, as of Monday the country recorded a total of 1 504 588 confirmed Covid-19 cases.

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The total number of healthcare workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol is 23 059.

Gauteng remains the most affected province with 26.7% of the total confirmed cases, which translates to 402 249 cases.

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KwaZulu-Natal has recorded 327 189 confirmed cases to date, the Western Cape 276 326 cases and the Eastern Cape 193 706 cases.

South Africa recorded 792 new Covid-19 infections by Monday.

KwaZulu-Natal recorded the most confirmed active cases by Monday with 14 662, followed by the Free State with 7 008 and the Western Cape with 6 988.

The recovery rate is 93.9%, with 1 413 566 recoveries recorded.

To date, 8 907 857 tests have been completed, with 15 342 tests conducted in the past 24 hours, Mkhize said.

Mkhize also reported a further 97 Covid-19-related deaths, of which 30 were recorded in the Free State, 22 in the Western Cape, 15 in Gauteng, eight in KwaZulu-Natal, eight in the Northern Cape, seven in the Eastern Cape and seven in Mpumalanga.

This brings the total to 49 150 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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