NATIONAL NEWS - As of Tuesday 29 December, the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases is 1,021,451, with 9580 cases identified in the last 24 hours.
Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize said in a statement:
“Regrettably, today we report a further 336 Covid-19 related deaths: Eastern Cape 137, Free State 3, Gauteng 68, KwaZulu-Natal 114, Limpopo 13, Mpumalanga 2, Northern Cape 2 and Western Cape 158.
This brings the total to 27,568 deaths.
“We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased. Our recoveries currently stand at 858,456. This represents a recovery rate of 84%.”