Covid-19: SA records 1 367 new infections and 201 deaths

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A total of 17 176 603 vaccine doses have been administered in the country.
A total of 17 176 603 vaccine doses have been administered in the country.
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  • A further 1 367 new Covid-19 infections have been identified in South Africa.
  • To date, the total number of confirmed cases stands at 2 898 888.
  • The majority of new cases are from KwaZulu-Natal.

South Africa reported 1 367 new Covid-19 infections and 201 new deaths on Tuesday.

According to a statement by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), 1 367 new Covid-19 cases have been identified in the country, bringing the total number of laboratory confirmed cases to 2 898 888.

"The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal [27%], followed by the Western Cape [18%]. The Eastern Cape and Gauteng accounted for 14% each; Free State accounted for 12%; Northern Cape accounted for 5%; Mpumalanga and North West accounted for 4% each; and Limpopo accounted for 2% of today's [Tuesday] new cases," the NICD said.

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KwaZulu-Natal has recorded 372 new cases, while the Western Cape recorded 241 and the Eastern Cape 185.

A further 201 Covid-19-related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 87 417 to date. 

There has been an increase of 158 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours.

To date, 17 603 913 tests have been conducted in both the public and private sectors.

The Department of Health said the recovery rate now stood at 95.4%

A total of 17 176 603 vaccine doses have been administered in the country.

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