Saturday , September 18 2021

Covid-19: SA records 7,773 new cases, with 370 more deaths

  • SA has now registered 2,391,223 confirmed Covid-19 cases.
  • 7,773 new cases were reported on Tuesday.
  • The majority of new cases on Tuesday were from Gauteng, which contributed 30%.

7,773 new Covid-19 cases were reported on Tuesday, bringing the total from South Africa to 2,391,223.

According to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), the majority of new cases were from Gauteng on Tuesday. It contributed 30%, followed by the Western Cape at 20%, KwaZulu-Natal was good for 16% and the Eastern Cape 10%.

NICD spokeswoman Sinenhlanhla Jimoh said a further 370 Covid-19 related deaths were reported, bringing the total death toll to 70,388.

“There has been an increase of 650 hospital admissions over the past 24 hours,” Jimoh said.

South Africa reported 2,180,494 recoveries, which translates into a recovery rate of 91.2%.

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A total of 6,854,667 faxes have been administered so far.

On Sunday, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that people aged 18 to 34 would be eligible to register for vaccinations from September 1.

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