Covid-19: Sharp rise in active cases in Gauteng as SA death toll increases by 167

  • As of Wednesday, South Africa recorded a complete of 1 621 362 confirmed Covid-19 cases.
  • 3 522 new cases had been recorded in the final 24-hour cycle.
  • 167 new Covid-19-related fatalities have been recorded, taking the death toll to 55 507.

South Africa recorded 3 522 new Covid-19 infections by Wednesday and 167 new Covid-19-related deaths, taking the official death toll to 55 507.

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According to an announcement by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, as of Wednesday, the nation recorded a complete of 1 621 362 confirmed Covid-19 cases.

The whole variety of healthcare staff vaccinated underneath the Sisonke protocol is 480 665. These vaccinations had been administered utilizing the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine and are due to this fact accomplished vaccinations.

The whole variety of individuals vaccinated in part two of South Africa’s rollout programme is 77 505. These vaccinations had been administered utilizing the primary dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

Gauteng recorded probably the most active cases with 9 185, adopted by the Northern Cape with 6 541 and the Free State with 6 193.

The recovery is 94.2% and 1 528 868 recoveries have been recorded.

To date, 11 207 305 assessments have been accomplished, with 40 355 assessments performed in the final 24-hour cycle, Mkhize stated.

Mkhize additionally reported an additional 167 Covid-19-related deaths, of which 46 had been recorded in North West, 38 in the Free State, 35 in Gauteng, 19 in Limpopo, 10 in the Western Cape, seven in the Northern Cape, six in KwaZulu-Natal, three in the Eastern Cape and three in Mpumalanga.

This brings the whole to 55 507 official deaths.

Provinces are again capturing knowledge as far again as December 2020 as a part of their Covid-19 mortality audits.

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