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South Africa recorded 648 new confirmed Covid-19 cases on Sunday.Twenty-five more deaths had been recorded, bringing the death toll to 88 317.KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 18% of the new cases that were recorded on Sunday. South Africa has recorded 648 new Covid-19 cases and 25 more deaths, increasing the death toll to 88 317.
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According to a National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) statement on Sunday, the country recorded 2 912 145 laboratory-confirmed cases.
“The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) … reports that 648 new Covid-19 cases have been identified in South Africa, representing a 2.9% positivity rate,” the statement read.
Gauteng is the most impacted, with 917 759 cases, followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 513 689 and the Western Cape with 511 803.
“The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (18%), followed by Gauteng province and [the] Western Cape (17% each). [The] Northern Cape accounted for 14%; [the] Eastern Cape accounted for 11%; [the] Free State accounted for 10%; Mpumalanga accounted for 7%; [the] North West accounted for 5%; and Limpopo accounted for 1% of today’s new cases,” NICD spokesperson Sinenhlanhla Jimoh said.
KwaZulu-Natal recorded 114 new cases on Sunday, the Western Cape recorded 111 and Gauteng recorded 109.
A s of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 2 912 145 with 648 new cases reported. Today 25 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 88 317 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2 791 256 with a recovery rate of 95,8% pic.twitter.com/Ua5q9Fy5AM
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) October 10, 2021South Africa has conducted 17 982 358 Covid-19 tests – 22 098 in the last 24 hours.
The recovery rate is currently at 95.8%, which translates to 2 791 256 recoveries.
According to the Department of Health, 19 041 535 vaccines have been administered. Of those, 21 867 were administered in the last 24 hours.
To date, 5 574 958 people are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 with the Pfizer vaccine, while 4 337 031 have been vaccinated with the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
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