Monday, 03 April 2021

Pretoria: South Africa’s COVID-19 statistics on Monday rose to 1 584 961, after 897 new infections were recorded.

“The number of tests conducted to date is 10 715 773. Of these, 16 752 tests were conducted since the last report,” the Health Ministry said.

In the last 24 hours, 35 COVID-19-related deaths were reported. Of these, two were in the Eastern Cape, six in the Free State, seven in Gauteng, 16 in KwaZulu-Natal, one in Mpumalanga, two in Northern Cape and one in Western Cape. This brought the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the country to 54 452.

“We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased patients,” said Health Minister Zweli Mkhize.

Recoveries stood at 1 508 558, representing a 95% rate.

Regarding the COVID-19 vaccination rollout, Mkhize said the number of vaccinated healthcare workers remained at 329 098 under the Sisonke Protocol.