12 267 New Covid Cases In South Africa

South Africa now has over 1 million cases as we continue to battle Covid-19 and the changes which arrived along with it. We now bring you the latest Covid updates and statistics in the country.

South Africa now has over 1 million cases as we continue to battle Covid-19 and the changes which arrived along with it. We now bring you the latest Covid updates and statistics in the country.

Sunday 17th January 2021

A confirmed total of 1 337 926 positive cases were recorded with 12 267 new cases being recorded in the last 24 hours.

Deaths resulting from Covid-19 are now at 37 105.

In brighter news, recoveries stand at 1 098 441 which translates to a recovery rate of 82,1%.

Thursday 14th January 2021

South Africa has exceeded the 35k mark when it comes to our death toll resulting from Covid which comes to a total of 35 852.

As for the total positive Covid cases recorded, that stands at 1 296 806 with 18 503 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.

Our recovery rate stands at 80.9% bringing recoveries total to 1 049 740.

Wednesday 13th January 2021

The total number of Covid-19 cases in the country stands at 1 278 303 with 18 555 of those cases being reported in the last 24 hours.

South Africa's recovery rate is 80,6% with 1 030 930 recoveries.

Deaths resulting from Covid-19 come to a total of 35 140, 806 of them being new. 

Zweli Mkhize pointed some things out concerning the vaccine which a large number of South Africans have said they won't take:

Despite theories circulating on social media, vaccines do not contain microchips or any form of tracking device. Suggestions that Covid-19 vaccines have the potential to alter human DNA is simply not true. The vaccines do not contain a live Covid-19 virus. Before vaccines are approved for use, they undergo clinical trials and must be assessed by various regulatory bodies.

Tuesday 12th January 2021

South Africa's total of confirmed Covid-19 cases has increased by 13 105 new cases, bringing the total cases in the country to 1 259 748.

7 728 060 tests have been conducted with 50 671 tests being conducted since the last report.

On a rather gloomy note, the death toll sits at 34 334 deaths with 755 more deaths recorded in the last 24 hours.

However, to lift the spirits a bit, recoveries stand at 1 019 123 producing a recovery rate of 81%.

South Africa now battles with healthcare resources being under pressure and some hospitals being filled past it's capacity. The President has now said that resources at our healthcare facilities are being increased.

Monday 11th January 2021

Health Minister, Zwelini Mkhize, has confirmed that South Africa has 1 246 643 cases in total. In the last 24 hours, 15 046 more positive cases were reported.

Unfortunately, the country mourns 33 579 more South Africans who succumbed to the virus. 

On the brighter side, recoveries now stand at 973 265 translating to a recovery rate of 78,1%.

South Africa has carried out a total of 7 236 389 tests with 52 496 tests carried out since the day before. This shows that the positivity rate is 17,23%.

Today was the year anniversary of the first detection of the virus in Wuhan, China. Since then, the world has seen 91 341 142 total cases and 1 953 587 deaths.

South Africa will procure the first million doses of the vaccine this month which will be distributed to healthcare workers.

This is a developing story.

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