Covid-19: South Africa records 414 new cases and 25 deaths

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  • South Africa recorded 414 new confirmed Covid-19 infections on Sunday.
  • 25 new deaths have been recorded, bringing the confirmed death toll to 88 612.
  • The Western Cape accounted for 23% of the new cases recorded on Sunday.

South Africa recorded 414 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Sunday and 25 deaths, bringing the confirmed death toll to 88 612.

According to a statement by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), as of Sunday, the country recorded 2 916 593 laboratory-confirmed cases.

"The NICD… reports that 414 new Covid-19 cases have been identified in South Africa, representing a 1.8% positivity rate," the statement read.

According to the Department of Health, 20 200 231 vaccine doses have been administered. Of those, 17 558 were administered in the last 24-hour cycle. To date, 10 759 752 people are fully vaccinated.

As of Sunday, Gauteng had 918 498 confirmed cases, KwaZulu-Natal 514 582 and the Western Cape 512 726.

"The majority of new cases today (Sunday) are from Western Cape (22%), followed by Gauteng, accounting for 21%. KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 16%; Free State accounted for 13%; Northern Cape accounted for 11%; Eastern Cape accounted for 7%; North West accounted for 5%; Mpumalanga accounted for 3%; and Limpopo accounted for 2% of today's new cases," said NICD spokesperson Sinenhlanhla Jimoh.

The Western Cape recorded 93 new cases on Sunday, Gauteng 87 and KwaZulu-Natal 67.

There were 18 new hospital admissions in the last 24-hour cycle. In total, 4 986 people were in public and private hospitals for Covid-19.

As of Sunday, South Africa conducted 18 174 247 tests, of which 22 964 were carried out in the last 24-hour cycle.

The recovery rate is 96.2%, which translates to 2 805 186 recoveries.


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