South Africa has reported another record number of cases in the last 24-hour cycle. 18 503 new coronavirus infections have been recorded, taking the total number to 1 296 806.
The country has also recorded 712 new COVID-19 related fatalities on Thursday.
In a statement, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says most of the new deaths were recorded in the Western Cape.
“Regrettably, we report 712 more COVID-19 related deaths: 97 from Eastern Cape, 21 from the Free State, 114 from Gauteng, 232 from Kwa-Zulu Natal, 11 from Limpopo, 10 from Mpumalanga,
50 from North West, 15 from Northern Cape and 162 from the Western Cape,” says Dr Mkhize. This brings the total number of deaths to 35 852.
Recoveries currently stand at 1 049 740.
The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 7 433 571.
— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) January 14, 2021
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