South Africa

37 people die while 942 others are infected

THE Department of Health said 37 more people died from the coronavirus in South Africa on Tuesday, with 942 more people infected with the virus.

The latest deaths bring the death toll in South Africa from the coronavirus pandemic to 88,466 since last year.

This is because the latest confirmed infections bring the number of confirmed Covid-19 infections in the country to more than 2.9 million since the first case was detected in March of last year.

National Institute of Communicable Disease spokesperson Sinenhlanhla Jimoh said the majority of new cases were from the Western Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal province.

“The majority of new cases today come from the Western Cape (23%), followed by Gauteng province which represents 18%. KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 15%; the Free State represented 11%; The Eastern Cape and the Northern Cape each accounted for 10% respectively; the Northwest represented 6%; Mpumalanga represented 5%; and Limpopo accounted for 1% of new cases today, ”Jimoh said.

She added: “The institute is reporting 942 new cases of COVID-19 that have been identified in South Africa, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,913,880. This increase represents a positivity rate of 2 , 4%. According to the national health ministry, 37 more deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported, bringing the total number of deaths to 88,466 so far ”.

She said there were 70 people admitted to hospital due to Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of people hospitalized due to the virus, to

5,198 in public and private medical institutions currently.

Meanwhile, more than 205,000 vaccines against the virus were administered on Tuesday, the health ministry said, bringing the total vaccines to 19.4 million.

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37 people die while 942 others are infected

Source37 people die while 942 others are infected

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