Mon, 18 Jan 2021

South Africa recorded 3 370 more Covid-19 cases by Friday, bringing the recorded total number of cases in the country to 781 941.

An additional 89 deaths have been reported, bringing the death toll to 21 378.

The majority of the 89 deaths were reported in the Eastern Cape, where an additional 55 deaths bring the province's death toll to 4 563, out of 124 067 total cases.

Gauteng remains the province with the most cases (30%) and has the highest death toll, increasing by three deaths to 5 004.

The Western Cape recorded seven more deaths and 19 were recorded in the Free State.

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A further five deaths were reported in KwaZulu-Natal.

The number of recoveries in the country is 722 876.

Source: News24

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