As of Sunday, the number of confirmed coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in South Africa was 276,242, with 12,058 new cases identified. The number of Covid-19-related deaths increased by 108, bringing the total to 4079, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said.

The provincial breakdown was as follows: 

Eastern Cape – 50,300 (18.2 percent)

Free State – 6224 (1.9)

Gauteng – 98,431 (35.6)

KwaZulu-Natal – 25,572 (9.3)

Limpopo – 3014 (1.1)

Mpumalanga – 3977 (1.4)

North West – 9924 (3.6)

Northern Cape  Р1401 (0.5)

Western Cape – 78,399 (28.4 percent)

Unknown – 0 (0.0)

File picture: Ted S. Warren / AP Photo.

A total of 2,154,391 tests had been processed to date, of which 45,821 had been conducted since the previous report on Saturday.

“Regrettably, we report a further 108 Covid-19-related deaths – seven from KwaZulu-Natal, 15 from the Western Cape, 22 from the Eastern Cape, and 64 from Gauteng. This brings the total number of Covid-19-related deaths to 4079. We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased, The number of recoveries is 134,874, which translates to a recovery rate of 48.8 percent,” Mkhize said.

The provincial breakdown was as follows:

Eastern Cape – 686 deaths and 31,686 recoveries

Free State – 19 and 681

Gauteng – 644 and 32,958

KwaZulu-Natal – 280 and 6021

Limpopo – 33 and 1147

Mpumalanga – 22 and 910

North West – 36 and 2191

Northern Cape – 11 and 310

Western Cape – 2348 deaths and 59,070 recoveries

File picture: IANS.

-ANA, editing by Jacques Keet