- South Africa recorded 7 502 new confirmed Covid-19 infections on Wednesday.
- 573 new deaths have been recorded, bringing the official death toll to 75 774.
- KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 26% of the new cases recorded on Wednesday.
More than nine million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered as part of South Africa's national rollout programme.
According to the Department of Health, 9 002 052 vaccine shots had been administered as of Wednesday. Of those, 175 095 were administered in the last 24-hour reporting cycle.
To date, 1 877 572 people have been fully vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine, while 1 961 997 have been vaccinated with the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
As of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 2 554 240 with 7 502 new cases reported. Today 573 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 75 774 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2 337 591 with a recovery rate of 91,5% pic.twitter.com/1y8qRePMhX— Department of Health (@HealthZA) August 11, 2021
South Africa has recorded 573 new Covid-19-related deaths, bringing the official death toll to 75 774.
According to a statement by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), as of Wednesday, the country recorded 2 554 240 laboratory-confirmed cases.
"The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD)… reports that 7 502 new Covid-19 cases have been identified in South Africa, representing a 18.9% positivity rate," the statement read.
As of Wednesday, Gauteng recorded 881 917 confirmed cases, the Western Cape 430 902 and KwaZulu-Natal 417 549.
"The majority of new cases today (Wednesday) are from KwaZulu-Natal (26%), followed by Western Cape (23%). Gauteng province accounted for 17%; Eastern Cape accounted for 13%; Free State accounted for 6%; Mpumalanga and North West each accounted for 5% respectively; Limpopo province accounted for 3% and Northern Cape accounted for 2% of today's new cases," NICD spokesperson Sinenhlanhla Jimoh said.
#COVID19 UPDATE: A total of 39,639 tests were conducted in the last 24 hrs, with 7,502 new cases, which represents an 18.9% positivity rate. A further 573 #COVID19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 75,774 to date. Read more: https://t.co/Cdlq061PxV pic.twitter.com/vmWvf0Y8q0— NICD (@nicd_sa) August 11, 2021
KwaZulu-Natal recorded 1 979 new cases on Wednesday, the Western Cape 1 706 and Gauteng 1 273.
There was an increase of 459 hospital admissions in the last 24-hour reporting cycle. As of Wednesday, 14 743 people were admitted to both public and private hospitals for Covid-19.
South Africa conducted 15 363 298 cumulative tests, of which 39 639 were carried out in the last 24-hour cycle.
The recovery rate is 91.5%, which translates to 2 337 591 recoveries.
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