COVID-19 in SA: Number of active cases continue to decline

File: A health worker prepares to conduct a COVID-19 coronavirus molecular test. AFP/Luca Sola

JOHANNESBURG - The number of active cases in the country continue to decline, and is now at just under 44,000.

This is due to a 93,8 percent recovery rate, that has seen over 1,4-million people survive the virus.

Over 1-and-a-half-million people have been infected, 1,690 of those in the past 24 hours.

Sadly, 81 more deaths have been reported, taking the death toll to almost 49,000.

In terms of the vaccine rollout, as of 6pm on Saturday, 10,414 healthcare workers have been vaccinated.

As of today, the total number of confirmed #COVID19 cases is 1 502 367 the total number of deaths is 48 940, the total number of recoveries is 1 409 553 and the total number of vaccines administered is 10 414.

— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) February 20, 2021

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