South Africa: SA Records 5,163 New Covid-19 Cases, 175 Deaths

The total number of confirmed Coronavirus cases now sit at 866 127 after 5 163 people were confirmed to have contracted the virus on Monday.

The Western Cape has the highest number of active cases at 25 571, followed by KwaZulu-Natal 19 220, Eastern Cape 17 176 and Gauteng 9 428.

Free State has 4 098 active cases, Northern Cape 1 913, North West 1 240, Mpumalanga 648 and Limpopo 636.

Meanwhile, 175 more COVID-19 associated deaths were confirmed, pushing the tally to 23 451 since the outbreak.

The Eastern Cape recorded the highest number of casualties after 93 people lost their lives, while 32 fatalities were recorded in the Western Cape, 20 in the Eastern Cape and 16 in Free State.

KwaZulu-Natal and the North West both recorded five fatalities each, while Gauteng reported only four deaths.

“We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health workers that treated the deceased,” said Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize.

According to Mkhize, 5 884 227 tests have been completed of which 25 049 were performed since the last reporting cycle.

Also, the recoveries now stand at 762 746.

Addressing the nation on Monday, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the daily average of new cases nationally over the last seven days is 74% higher.

“In this time, the number of new cases has increased from a daily average of around 3 800 to just over 6 600 a day,” he said.