South Africa reaches Covid-19 testing milestone

South Africa reaches Covid-19 testing milestone

South Africa has reached a Covid-19 testing milestone, with over 10 million tests conducted since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020.

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Statistics released by Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize on Wednesday, show that a total of 10 020 025 Covid-19 tests have thus far been conducted.

This is an increase of 24 594 tests since Tuesday. 

The cumulative number of Covid-19 cases for South Africa stands at 1 553 609.

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A further 756 new Covid-19 cases were recorded on Wednesday, bringing the cumulative number of cases in the country to 1 553 609. 

The number of health care workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol is 278 909.

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