The Health Ministry in South Africa says as of Saturday, December 12, a cumulative total of 852 965 COVID-19 cases have been reported with 7 882 new cases identified since the last report.

A cumulative total of 5 819 755 tests have been completed with 40 211 new tests conducted since the last report.

African countries gearing themselves up to receive the much anticipated Covid-19 vaccine:


The department says regrettably, 154 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 97, Free State five, Gauteng 11, Kwa-Zulu Natal 10 and Western Cape 31.

This brings the total number of coronavirus deaths to 23 106. The recoveries now stand at 760 118.

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The Health Ministry conveyed condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health workers that treated the deceased.

#COVID19 Statistics in SA as at 12 December.

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— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) December 12, 2020