NATIONAL NEWS - As of Thursday, 21 January 2021, the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 1,380,807 with 11,381 new cases identified, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has confirmed.
647 more Covid-19 related deaths were reported, with 139 from Eastern Cape, 17 from Free State, 93 from Gauteng, 154 from Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN), 27 from Limpopo, 17 from Mpumalanga, 55 from North West, 8 from Northern Cape and 137 from Western Cape.
This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 39,501.
“We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health workers that treated the deceased,” the minister said.
Recoveries now stand at 1,183,443 representing a recovery rate of 85,7%.
Meanwhile, a total of 7,820,613 tests have been completed with 58,540 new tests conducted since the last report.