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There were 6 270 new confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa on Thursday.In the past 24 hours, 304 people were hospitalised.On Thursday, the Western Cape had the most cases, leading the pack with 1 479.South Africa recorded 6 270 new confirmed Covid-19 cases and 175 deaths on Thursday.
According to a statement by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), 6 270 new Covid-19 cases have been identified in the country, which brought the total number of laboratory confirmed cases to 2 843 042.
On Thursday, the Western Cape had the most cases, leading the pack with 1 479, followed by KwaZulu-Natal (1 223) and the Eastern Cape (1 117).
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“The majority of new cases today are from Western Cape [24%], followed by KwaZulu-Natal [20%]. The Eastern Cape accounted for 18%; Gauteng accounted for 10%; Free State accounted for 9%; Mpumalanga and the Northern Cape each accounted for 7%; the North West accounted for 4% and Limpopo accounted for 2% of today’s [Thursday] new cases,” the NICD said.
A further 175 Covid-19-related deaths have been reported, bringing the total number of fatalities to 84 327 to date.
In the past 24 hours, there has been an increase of 304 hospital admissions.
The Department of Health said the cumulative number of recoveries now stood at 2 637 706 – a recovery rate of 92.8%.
A s of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 2 843 with 6 270 new cases reported. Today 175 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 84 327 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2 637 706 with a recovery rate of 92,8% pic.twitter.com/UbEIEcffLn
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) September 9, 2021A total of 16 930 469 tests have been conducted in both the public and private sectors.
To date, 14 367 151 vaccines have been administered in the country.
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