SA reports 8,920 new cases and 21 deaths – The Citizen

South Africa has identified 8,920 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, according to the National Institute of Communicable DiseasesNICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, has been announced.

This brings the total number of laboratory confirmed cases to 3.871,085. This increase represents a positive rate of 23.1%.

The majority of new cases today come from Gauteng (39%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (22%). Western Cape made up 16%; The East Cape accounted for 7%; Free State was 6%; 4% was in the North West; Mpumalanga accounted for 3%; Northern Cape accounted for 2%; and Limpopo accounted for 1% of new cases today. There has been an increase of 150 hospital admissions in the last 24 hours.

The country also reported 21 deaths of which 8 deaths occurred in the last 24 to 48 hours. Covid-19 cumulative deaths to date are 100,630.

24.804,199 tests were performed in both the public and private sectors

The United States is mourning a million dead from Covid-19

The United States has crossed the threshold of a million deaths from Covid-19, the White House said Thursday, as the nation seeks to turn the page on the pandemic despite further boom threats.

“Today, we have a tragic milestone,” President Joe Biden said in a statement acknowledging the “relentless” pain of bereaved families, and urging Americans to be vigilant as which cases go on.

“One million empty chairs around the dinner table,” Biden said. “It simply came to our notice then. Each has changed family, community and nation forever. ”

Biden’s announcement came as he chaired the Covid-19 global virtual summit, which also took place as Europe over two million deaths of Covid-19, aimed at bringing the Pandemic’s control over the world and preparing for for future health emergencies.

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The US leader approached the summit, saddened by Congress’ failure to approve $ 22.5 billion in Covid-19’s continued emergency funding, including the international supply of vaccines, and warned that it was “viable” for law continue to fund testing, vaccines and treatments. .

America recorded its first Covid-19 death, on the West Coast, in early February 2020. By next month, the virus was ravaging New York and the White House was predicting up to 240,000 deaths nationwide.

Additional reporting from AFP

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