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Covid-19: 1 313 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours

  • A complete of 1 313 new confirmed Covid-19 cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours.
  • In addition, 104 Covid-19 deaths have been reported. 
  • South Africa has recorded 1 518 979 confirmed infections up to now. 

A complete of 1 313 new Covid-19 cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing South Africa’s complete variety of reported cases to 1 518 979.

An additional 104 Covid-19-related deaths had been additionally recorded, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize mentioned in a press release on Friday night.



Mkhize mentioned there have been 31 363 lively cases in the nation as of 5 March.

Active cases

KwaZulu-Natal: 9 640

Free State: 6 121

Western Cape: 5 662

Gauteng: 3 226

North West: 2 473

Northern Cape: 2 061

Mpumalanga: 1 071

(*24*): 850

Eastern Cape: 259

Of the newly recorded deaths, 29 had been in the Free State, 17 in the Western Cape, 16 in Gauteng, 15 in the Northern Cape, 12 in (*24*), eight in KwaZulu-Natal, 4 in the Eastern Cape and three in Mpumalanga.  

This brings the demise toll to 50 566.

(*1*) Mkhize added.

The minister mentioned that, up to now, there have been 1 437 050 recoveries, which interprets to a recovery rate of 94.6%.

Deaths by province

Eastern Cape: 11 314

Western Cape: 11 260

Gauteng: 9 813

KwaZulu-Natal: 9 723

Free State: 3 352

(*24*): 1 917

Mpumalanga: 1 274

North West: 1 203

Northern Cape: 710

The minister additionally introduced that greater than 100 000 healthcare staff had been vaccinated.

“The number of healthcare workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol is 100 180 as of 18:30, 5 March 2021,” Mkhize mentioned.

Gauteng nonetheless accounts for 26.7% of all recorded cases, adopted by KwaZulu-Natal with 21.7% and the Western Cape with 18.3%.

Cases by provinces

Gauteng: 406 198

KwaZulu-Natal: 330 226

Western Cape: 278 509

Eastern Cape: 194 053

Free State: 80 495

Mpumalanga: 71 641

(*24*): 62 257

North West: 61 340

Northern Cape: 34 260


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