SA records 1 565 680 COVID-19 cases, 53 711 deaths

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As of Saturday the Department of Health says the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases for South Africa is 1 565 680.

The number of tests conducted to date is 10 305 641, with 14 377 tests were completed since the last report.

Today, 48 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape one, Free State eight, Gauteng 13, Kwa-Zulu Natal 16, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 0, North West 0, Northern Cape 10 and Western Cape 0 which brings the total to 53 711 deaths.

#COVID19 Statistics in SA as at 17 April.

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— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) April 17, 2021

The Department of Health conveyed condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased.

The cumulative recoveries today stand at 1 489 457, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

As of today, the total number of confirmed #COVID19 cases is 1 565 680 the total number of deaths is 53 711 the total number of recoveries is 1 489 457. pic.twitter.com/4tFoC7LQ38

— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) April 17, 2021

Source: sabcnews