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South Africa has recorded a cumulative 1 554 975 COVID-19 cases, with 1 366 new cases recorded on Thursday.

Sixty-two more COVID-19 related deaths were reported, bringing the total deaths to 53 173.

The provincial breakdown for deaths is as follows: Eastern Cape 1, Free State 11, Gauteng 8, Kwa-Zulu Natal 2, Mpumalanga 5, North West 30 and Northern Cape 5.

“We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased,” Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, said in a statement.

The number of tests conducted to date is 10 055 899. Of these, 35 874 tests were completed since the last report.

The cumulative statistics for recoveries stands at 1 480 632, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

The number of health care workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol is 283 629, as reported at 6:30pm on Thursday.


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