Mon, 27 Sep 2021

  • South Africa recorded 17 351 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday.
  • 520 new deaths have been recorded, bringing the official death toll to 70 908.
  • Gauteng accounted for 30% of the new cases recorded on Wednesday.

South Africa has recorded 520 new Covid-19-related deaths, bringing the official death toll to 70 908.

According to a statement by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), as of Wednesday, the country recorded 2 408 525 laboratory-confirmed cases.

"The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD)... reports that 17 351 new Covid-19 cases have been identified in South Africa, representing a 24.4% positivity rate," the statement read.

As of Wednesday, Gauteng recorded 852 202 confirmed cases, the Western Cape 389 674 and KwaZulu-Natal 389 440.

"The majority of new cases today (Wednesday) are from Gauteng (30%), followed by Western Cape (27%). KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 11%; Mpumalanga and North West each accounted for 7%; Limpopo accounted for 6%; Eastern Cape accounted for 5%; Free State accounted for 4%; and Northern Cape accounted for 2% of today's new cases," NICD spokesperson Sinenhlanhla Jimoh said.

Gauteng recorded 5 204 new cases on Wednesday, the Western Cape 4 667 and KwaZulu-Natal 1 975.

There was an increase of 726 hospital admissions in the last 24-hour reporting cycle. As of Wednesday, 16 252 people were in both public and private hospitals for Covid-19.

South Africa has conducted 14 694 978 cumulative tests, of which 71 061 were carried out in the last 24 hours.

The recovery rate is 90.8%, which translates to 2 186 988 recoveries.

According to the Department of Health, 7 065 432 vaccine doses have been administered. Of those, 194 891 were administered in the last 24-hour reporting cycle.

To date, 1 304 498 people have been fully vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine, while 1 386 580 have been vaccinated with the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Source: News24

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