52,991 confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa as deaths jump to 1,162

Minister of health Dr Zweli Mkhize has announced that there are now 101,590 total cases of coronavirus in South Africa.

This is an increase of 4,288 cases from 97,302 cases reported on Sunday, while a record 24-hour increase of 4,966 infections was reported on Saturday.

The minister announced 61 new Covid-19 related deaths, taking the total up to 1,991, and a mortality rate of 2%, while recoveries increased to 53,130, which translates to a recovery rate of 52.6%.

A total of 1.35 million tests have been conducted to date, with 25,116 tests conducted over the past 24 hours, Dr Mkhize said.

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