NATIONAL NEWS - As of Wednesday, 20 January 2021, the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases is 1,369,426 with 12,710 new cases identified, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has confirmed.
566 more Covid-19 related deaths were reported, with 104 from Eastern Cape, 46 from Free State, 80 from Gauteng, 218 from Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN), 6 from Mpumalanga, 8 from Northern Cape and 104 from Western Cape.
This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 38,854.
“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 1,160,412 representing a recovery rate of 84,7%.
Meanwhile, a total of 7,762,073 tests have been completed with 62,054 new tests conducted since the last report.