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Covid-19: South Africa records 947 new infections and 40 deaths

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Covid-19: South Africa records 947 new infections and 40 deaths

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15th October 2021

By: News24Wire

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South Africa recorded 947 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Thursday. 40 new deaths have been recorded, bringing the confirmed death toll to 88 506. KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 25% of the new cases recorded on Thursday.

South Africa recorded 947 new confirmed Covid-19 infections on Thursday and 40 deaths, bringing the confirmed death toll to 88 506.

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According to a statement by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), as of Thursday, the country recorded 2 914 827 laboratory-confirmed cases.

"The NICD… reports that 947 new Covid-19 cases have been identified in South Africa, representing a 2.7% positivity rate," the NICD said.

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"The majority of new cases today (Thursday) are from KwaZulu-Natal (25%), followed by Western Cape, accounting for 20%. Gauteng accounted for 14%; Northern Cape accounted for 12%; Free State accounted for 11%; Eastern Cape accounted for 8%; North West accounted for 6%; Mpumalanga accounted for 4%; and Limpopo accounted for 1% of today's new cases," said NICD spokesperson Sinenhlanhla Jimoh.

According to the Department of Health, 19 899 964 vaccine doses have been administered. Of those, 215 438 doses were administered in the last 24-hour reporting cycle. To date, 10 539 455 people are fully vaccinated.

There were 84 new hospital admissions in the last 24-hour cycle. As of Thursday, 5 149 people were in public and private hospitals for Covid-19.

South Africa conducted 18 090 841 cumulative tests, of which 35 417 were carried out in the last 24-hour cycle.

The recovery rate is 96.2%, which translates to 2 802 980 recoveries.

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