The country has breached the 100 000 coronavirus mark, with 4 288 new infections, exactly 110 days after it recorded its first case

This brings the number of Covid-19 cases to 101 590.

In a statement issued on Monday night, the health department said there have been 61 more virus-related deaths, with one recorded in Limpopo, three in KwaZulu-Natal, 18 in the Eastern Cape and 39 in the Western Cape.

The death toll now stands at 1 991.

“We wish to express our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased,” Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said.

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The Western Cape has 51,7% of the cases, standing at 52 554. Gauteng has 22 341 and the Eastern Cape 16 895.

The number of tests conducted stands at 1 353 176.

The department said the number of recoveries now stood at 53 444 which translated to a recovery rate of 52,6%.

Provincial breakdown of the cases:

Eastern Cape: 16 895

Free State: 772

Gauteng: 22 341

KwaZulu-Natal: 5 278

Limpopo: 582

Mpumalanga: 596

North West: 2 315

Northern Cape: 254

Western Cape: 52 554

Unknown: 3

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