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Covid-19: South Africa records 578 new cases as death toll climbs by 164

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Covid-19: South Africa records 578 new cases as death toll climbs by 164

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28th September 2021

By: News24Wire

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South Africa recorded 578 new confirmed Covid-19 infections on Monday and 164 deaths, bringing the confirmed death toll to 87 216.

According to a statement by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), as of Monday, the country recorded 2 897 521 laboratory-confirmed cases.

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"The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD)… reports that 578 new Covid-19 cases have been identified in South Africa, representing a 3.8% positivity rate," the statement read.

Gauteng has recorded 915 717 cumulative confirmed cases, KwaZulu-Natal 510 463 and the Western Cape 508 807.

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"The majority of new cases today (Monday) are from KwaZulu-Natal (22%), followed by Gauteng province (19%). Western Cape accounted for 16%; Free State accounted for 15%; Eastern Cape accounted for 9%; North West accounted for 8%; Northern Cape accounted for 6%; Mpumalanga accounted for 4%, and Limpopo accounted for 2% of today's new cases," said NICD spokesperson Sinenhlanhla Jimoh.

KwaZulu-Natal recorded 126 new cases on Monday, the Western Cape 92 and the Eastern Cape 50.

There was an increase of 85 hospital admissions in the last 24-hour reporting cycle. As of Monday, 6 931 people were in both public and private hospitals for Covid-19.

South Africa conducted 17 588 025 cumulative tests, of which 15 350 were carried out in the last 24-hour cycle.

The recovery rate is 95.4%, which translates to 2 762 812 recoveries.

According to the Department of Health, 16 999 722 vaccine doses have been administered. Of those, 159 732 were administered in the last 24-hour cycle.

To date, 4 731 224 people are fully vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine, while 3 770 488 have been vaccinated with the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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