Citizen Reporter
1 minute read
9 Jan 2021
9:33 pm

More than 21 000 new Covid-19 cases, 399 more deaths recorded

Citizen Reporter

South Africa's total Covid-19 cases increased to 1 214 176 on Saturday, with 21 606 new positive cases being confirmed.

Picture for illustration. A nurse wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) attends to a COVID-19 patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, California on December 18, 2020. (Photo by Apu GOMES / AFP)

As of Saturday, 9 January 2021, the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases is 1 214 176 with 21 606 new cases identified, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has confirmed.

399 more Covid-19 related deaths were reported, with 85 from Eastern Cape, 11 from Free State, 69 from Gauteng, 96 from Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN), 5 from Limpopo, 15 from Mpumalanga, 12 from Northern Cape and 106 from Western Cape.

This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 32 824.

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Recoveries now stand at 956 712 with a recovery rate of 78,9%.

Meanwhile a total of 7 120 847 tests have been completed with 77 167 new tests conducted since the last report.

The Covid-19 statistics for 9 January 2021

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