Covid-19: Hospital admissions increase by 199 as SA records 3 648 new infections

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  • South Africa's hospital admissions increased by 199 on Friday.
  • 3 648 new Covid-19 cases have been identified, taking the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 877 063.
  • A further 173 Covid-19-related deaths have been reported, said the NICD.

Hospital admissions have increased by 199 as the country recorded 3 648 new confirmed Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours.

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said 3 648 new Covid-19 cases have been identified, taking the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 877 063 on Friday.

An additional 173 deaths have also been reported, taking the death toll to 85 952 to date.

"The majority of new cases today are from the Western Cape [21%], followed by KwaZulu-Natal [20%]. Eastern Cape accounted for 18%; Free State accounted for 11%; Gauteng province accounted for 10%; Northern Cape accounted for 7%; Mpumalanga and North West each accounted for 6% and Limpopo accounted for 1% of today's [Friday] new cases," the NICD said in a statement.

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The Western Cape recorded 748 cases, followed by KZN with 744 and the Eastern Cape with 661.

"As per the national Department of Health, a further 173 Covid-19-related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 85 952 to date," it said.

According to the department, the cumulative number of recoveries now stood at 2 714 565, with a recovery rate of 94.4%

A total of 17 280 650 tests have been conducted in both the public and private sectors.

To date, 15 913 116 vaccines have been administered.

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