South Africa has recorded 1 554 new coronavirus infections in the last 24-hour cycle, taking the total number to 1 541 563.
The country has also recorded 163 new COVID-19 related fatalities on Thursday.
In a statement, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says most of the new deaths were recorded in Limpopo.
“Regrettably, we report 163 more COVID-19 related deaths: 0 from Eastern Cape, 9 from the Free State, 24 from Gauteng, 5 from Kwa-Zulu Natal, 71 from Limpopo, 0 from Mpumalanga, 37 from the North West, 16 from the Northern Cape and 1 from the Western Cape,” says Dr Mkhize. This brings the total number of deaths to 52 535.
Recoveries currently stand at 1 467 254.
The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 9 722 821.
The number of healthcare workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol stands at 220 129.
As of today, the total number of confirmed #COVID19 cases is 1 541 563 the total number of deaths is 52 535 the total number of recoveries is 1 467 254 and the total number of vaccines administered is 220 129. pic.twitter.com/gqP8RSR3uG
— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) March 25, 2021
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