Every province now has a Covid-19 death, as fatalities climb to 998
Mpumalanga has confirmed its first death from Covid-19
Mpumalanga has recorded its first Covid-19 death, meaning that every single province in SA now has at least one fatality from the respiratory illness.
The death was confirmed in a statement from health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize on Sunday night.
Mkhize also confirmed that there were an additional 45 deaths since the figures were released on Saturday - including the one in Mpumalanga - taking the total fatalities across the country to 998.
"As of today [Sunday], the cumulative number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 48,285," Mkhize said.
This was a 2,312 increase of cases in the last 24-hour reporting period.
The figures were based on 920,064 total tests, of which 28,395 were conducted since Saturday's report.
The deaths per province were provided on Sunday as:
- Western Cape - 774;
- Eastern Cape - 101;
- KZN - 61;
- Gauteng - 47;
- Free State - 9;
- Limpopo - 3;
- Mpumalanga - 1;
- Northern Cape - 1; and
- North West - 1