The number of people who have managed to recover from Covid-19 in South Africa has surpassed the one million mark.
As of Tuesday, 12 January 2021, recoveries stood at 1 019 123, representing a recovery rate of 81%.
The cumulative total of Covid-19 cases identified in South Africa stood at 1 259 748.
A further 755 people have died due to Covid-19-related causes: Eastern Cape 134, Free State 26, Gauteng 225, KwaZulu-Natal 218, Limpopo 11, Mpumalanga 11, Northern Cape 2 and Western Cape 128. This brings the total number of deaths to 34 334.
Meanwhile, the Western Cape Department of Health on Tuesday said the province was still in the Covid-19 peak of the second wave.
Western Cape head of health Keith Cloete said active cases, deaths, and hospitalizations and the proportion of positive tests in the province are showing signs of stabilizing.
About 100 000 healthcare workers in the Western Cape are set to be vaccinated against Covid-19 as provincial authorities gear themselves up for the huge vaccination programme.