Citizen Reporter
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8 Jan 2021
9:44 pm

Daily Covid-19 update: 616 more deaths bring total to 32,425

Citizen Reporter

Meanwhile, 21,980 new Covid-19 cases were reported, pushing the total cases to 1,192,570.

MEC Bandile Masuku and Minister Zweli Mkhize visited Nasrec as part of monitoring state of readiness as COVID-19 cases increase in Gauteng and to support staff working during pandemic, 20 July 2020. Picture:Nigel Sibanda

As of Friday, 8 January 2021, the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases is 1,192,570 with 21,980 new cases identified, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has confirmed.

616 more Covid-19 related deaths were reported, with 215 from Eastern Cape, 27 from Free State, 75 from Gauteng, 72 from Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN), 11 from Limpopo, 11 from Mpumalanga, 55 from North West, 4 from Northern Cape and 146 from Western Cape.

This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 32,425.

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“We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health workers that treated the deceased,” the minister added.

Recoveries now stand at 947919 with a recovery rate of 79,5%.

Meanwhile a total of 7,043,680 tests have been completed with 76,202 new tests conducted since the last report.

Source: Department of Health

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