There is good news in South Africa’s fight against COVID-19 as the recovery rate is at 82.1%, as of Sunday evening, 17 January 2021. This comes after the number of people who have managed to recover from COVID-19 breached the 1 million mark.

“As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 1 337 926, the total number of deaths is 37 105 and the total number of recoveries is 1 098 441,” Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said in his daily updates.

COVID-19: Death toll surpasses 37 000

The country’s COVID-19 death toll has also increased after 254 more people succumbed to the virus, which brings the number of people who succumbed to the virus to 37 105.

Of the latest deaths, 59 were in Gauteng, 40 in KwaZulu-Natal, 22 in the Eastern Cape, 72 in the Western Cape, 13 in the Free State, 26 recorded in the North West, Mpumalanga has recorded 16 deaths and six in the Northern Cape.

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 7 613 470 with 54 696 new tests conducted since the last report.

Province Total cases in SA Total Deaths Total recoveries Active cases
Gauteng 354 892 6 946 309 572 45 363
Western Cape 253 413 9 132 207 668 40 437
KwaZulu-Natal 273 453 6 318 209 640 64 016
North West 58 251 783 36 945 13 652
Northern Cape 28 965 496 24 593 4 469
Free State 69 379 2 462 57   985 10 064
Eastern Cape 185 377 9 444 169 937 7 390
Limpopo 44 969 739 38 007 8 461
Mpumalanga 50 988 785 44 096 8 528

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Presh JM Reporter

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