Covid-19 patients waiting on the passages of the Khayelitsha District Hospital to be attended by doctors and nurses. Picture: Phando Jikelo/African News Agency(ANA)
Covid-19 patients waiting on the passages of the Khayelitsha District Hospital to be attended by doctors and nurses. Picture: Phando Jikelo/African News Agency(ANA)

566 more Covid-19 deaths and over 12 710 new infections for SA

By IOL Reporter Time of article published Jan 20, 2021

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Johannesburg - Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced over 12 710 new infections and 566 more Covid-19 related deaths on Wednesday night.

This takes South Africa’s Covid-19 infections to over 1.3 million infections since March, with the death toll now 38 854 virus related deaths..

The number of recoveries in the country stands at over 1.1 million recoveries, which means there is a recovery rate of about 84.7% currently.

Mkhize said they had now tested over 7.7 million people in the private and public sector, with over 62 000 tests conducted in the past 24 hours.

The Eastern Cape province has the most deaths, with 9716, followed by the Western Cape with 9454, Gauteng, with 7137, and KZN, with 6890, have the most fatalities in the country.

Of the latest 566 deaths, Mkhize said the majority of the deceased came from KZN, Eastern Cape and Western Cape.

KZN - 218

Eastern Cape - 104 deaths

Western Cape - 104

Gauteng - 80

Free State - 46

Northern Cape - 8

Mpumalanga - 6

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