By IOL Reporter13h ago
DURBAN – ALMOST 1.5million people have recovered from Covid. According to the latest Covid-19 statistics from the SA Health Ministry, 1 455 325 people have recovered from the coronavirus, taking the country’s recovery rate to 95%.
Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, confirmed that SA’s cumulative Covid count had climbed to 1 530 033 with 613 new cases identified in the last 24 hours.
However, 95 new deaths were reported:
Eastern Cape – 7
Free State – 6
Gauteng – 8
KwaZulu-Natal – 22
Limpopo – 1
Mpumalanga – 4
North West – 32
Northern Cape – 5
Western Cape – 10
This brings the country’s death toll to 51 421.
“The cumulative total of tests conducted is 9 465 515 with 15 023 tests completed since the last report. The number of healthcare workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol stands at 147 753.
Picture: Dept of Health
Picture: Dept of Health
Globally, 120 642 910 people have tested positive for Covid with 2 668 606 deaths and 97 235 354 recoveries.
Earlier today the World Health Organization revealed that the Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund has seen unprecedented solidarity. The Fund was created a year ago.
WHO DG, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said to date, more than 661 000 donors have contributed nearly US$ 250 million.
He said the funds have be used to provide millions of frontline workers with critical personal protective equipment, medical supplies, and testing kits; to manage misinformation and the infodemic; support vulnerable populations like refugees and displaced persons; and helped accelerate the research on vaccines, tests and treatments.
“Despite this progress, current trends show that the fight is far from over. Thats why today the fund launches a renewed call for action for funds to contribute to the estimated US$ 1.96 billion required by WHO in 2021 to respond to remaining and new challenges in the fight against Covid,” he said.
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