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SA records 1 536 801 COVID-19 cases, 52 082 deaths

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The South African Health Department says as of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases for South Africa is 1 536 801.

The cumulative total of tests conducted is 9 611 262 with 26 339 tests completed since the last report.

On Saturday, 47 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape two, Free State three, Gauteng nine, Kwa-Zulu Natal 21, Limpopo zero, Mpumalanga nine, North West zero, Northern Cape zero and Western Cape three. This brings the total deaths to 52 082.

The cumulative recoveries today stand at 1 462 110, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

On Saturday morning a further 70 000 doses of Johnson and Johnson vaccines arrived and are being dispatched over the course of the weekend to the various provinces according to respective allocations.

The department convey condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased.

As of today, the total number of confirmed #COVID19 cases is 1 536 801 the total number of deaths is 52 082 the total number of recoveries is 1 462 110 and the total number of vaccines administered is 182 983.

Source: SABC News


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