COVID-19: Infections Climb By 12 537 As Death Toll Rises By 633

COVID-19: Infections Climb By 12 537 As Death Toll Rises By 633

South Africa recorded 12 537 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday and 633 deaths, bringing the official death toll to 65 142.

According to a statement by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), as of Tuesday, the country recorded 2 219 316 laboratory-confirmed cases.

“The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD)… reports that 12 537 new Covid-19 cases have been identified in South Africa, representing a 24.2% positivity rate,” the statement read.

As of Tuesday, Gauteng recorded 784 148 confirmed cases, followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 372 406 and the Western Cape with 351 096.

#COVID19 UPDATE: A total of 51 798 tests were conducted in the last 24 hrs, with 12 537 new cases, which represents a 24.2% positivity rate. A further 633 #COVID19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 65 142 to date. Read more:

— NICD (@nicd_sa) July 13, 2021

“The majority of new cases today (Tuesday) are from Gauteng (50%), followed by Western Cape (14%). KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and North West accounted for 7%; Mpumalanga and Eastern Cape accounted for 5% each; Free State accounted for 4%; and Northern Cape accounted for 1% of today’s new cases,” NICD spokesperson Sinenhlanhla Jimoh said.

Gauteng recorded 6 316 new cases on Tuesday, the Western Cape 1 713 and North West 911.

There was an increase of 619 hospital admissions in the last 24-hour reporting cycle. In total, 17 157 people were in both public and private hospitals for Covid-19.

As of Tuesday, South Africa conducted 13 989 268 tests, of which 51 798 were carried out in the last 24-hour reporting cycle.

The recovery rate is 88.4%, which translates to 1 961 448 recoveries.

As of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 2 219 316 with 12 537 new cases reported. Today 663 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 65 142 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 1 961 448 with a recovery rate of 88.4%

— Department of Health (@HealthZA) July 13, 2021

According to the Department of Health, 4 535 222 vaccine doses have been administered. Of those, 137 421 were administered in the last 24-hour cycle.

To date, 540 202 people have been fully vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine, while 919 748 have been vaccinated with the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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