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Covid-19 update: 210 new cases and 7 deaths reported in South Africa

South Africa continues to see a drop in daily Covid-19 cases and deaths after only 210 new cases were reported in a 24-hour cycle, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,916,803.

This increase represents a positivity rate of 1.4%.

According to National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD), the majority of new cases now come from Gauteng province (37%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (19%) and the Western Cape (16%). the Free State represented 7%; the Northwest represented 6%; Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga accounted for 5% each; Limpopo and the North Cape each accounted for 2% of today’s new cases.

The country has also recorded seven deaths linked to Covid-19, bringing the total of deaths to 88,619 so far.

18,189,273 tests were carried out in the public and private sectors.

There has been an increase of 24 hospitalizations in the past 24 hours.

– More than 4.8 million dead –

The coronavirus has killed at least 4,895,733 people since the outbreak of the epidemic in China in December 2019, according to a tally from official sources established by AFP on Monday.

The United States suffered the most Covid-related deaths with 724,317, followed by Brazil with 603,282, India 452,290, Mexico 284,381 and Russia 224,310.

Based on the latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were Russia with 998, Romania with 299 and Iran with 199.

Given the excess mortality directly and indirectly linked to Covid-19, the World Health Organization estimates that the overall number of deaths could be two to three times higher.

AFP Supplementary Reports

Covid-19 update: 210 new cases and 7 deaths reported in South Africa

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