SA records 21,606 new coronavirus cases

Ellen Prosser, known as Nell, who is 100 years old, receives the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from Dr Nikki Kanani at the Sunrise Care Home, in Sidcup, Britain, on January 7 2021.
Ellen Prosser, known as Nell, who is 100 years old, receives the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from Dr Nikki Kanani at the Sunrise Care Home, in Sidcup, Britain, on January 7 2021.
Image: Kirsty O'Connor/Pool via REUTERS

Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize announced on Saturday that a total of 1,214,176 infections had been recorded, 21,606 of which were in the past day. There are 224,640 active cases.

There were 399 Covid-19 related deaths:

Eastern Cape 85, Free State 11, Gauteng 69, Kwa-Zulu Natal 96, Limpopo 5, Mpumalanga 15, Northern Cape 12, and Western Cape 106.

This brings the total number of fatalities to 32 824.

SA has had a total of 956,712 recoveries


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