The Citizen

At least 2,86 million people have died of Covid-19 around the world since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019.

South Africa passed the 53 000 death toll mark yesterday as another 37 deaths resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic were reported.

The official number of deaths according to government records now stands at 53 032 and an additional 437 new cases were reported, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said in a statement on Tuesday evening.

With just over 16 000 new tests conducted yesterday, South Africa is now just shy of 10 million completed Covid-19 tests.

The recovery rate remains at 95% and 272 438 vaccinations have been administered to health care workers.

The Citizen