COVID-19 Spike In S A Leaves 140 Dead

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases said 9 260 confirmed new cases of Covid-19 on Friday, bringing the country’s cumulative laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 513 813.


“As per the National Department of Health, a further 140 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 92,252 to date,” the NICD spokesperson Sinenhlanhla Jimoh said.


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Data showed that 71 531 vaccines were administered throughout the country, with Gauteng continuing to lead the country with 25 211 vaccinations, followed by KwaZulu Natal where 10 103 vaccines were administered.


Friday’s total of 45 843 conducted tests, taking into account the country’s over 9000 cases, represents a positivity rate of 20.2%.


Current hospital admissions have decreased to 8807 on Friday, compared to the 9603 on Thursday.
Despite the decrease, there was an increase of 361 hospital admissions in the last 24 hours.


Meanwhile, the Western Cape – for the second day in a row – contributed the majority of new cases in South Africa.
Provincial breakdown of 9 260 new Covid-19 cases:
Western Cape: 2 435
KwaZulu Natal: 2 303
Gauteng: 1 813
Eastern Cape: 806
Free State: 477
North West: 371
Limpopo: 364
Mpumalanga: 338
Northern Cape: 353

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