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Covid-19: South Africa's death toll increases by 83, infections climb by 592

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Covid-19: South Africa's death toll increases by 83, infections climb by 592

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13th October 2021

By: News24Wire

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South Africa recorded 592 new confirmed Covid-19 infections on Tuesday. 83 new deaths have been recorded, bringing the death toll to 88 429. KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 22% of the new cases recorded on Tuesday.

South Africa recorded 592 new confirmed Covid-19 infections on Tuesday and 83 deaths, bringing the confirmed death toll to 88 429.

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According to a statement by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), as of Tuesday, the country recorded 2 912 938 laboratory-confirmed cases.

"The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD)… reports that 592 new Covid-19 cases have been identified in South Africa, representing a 2.1% positivity rate," the NICD said.

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As of Tuesday, Gauteng recorded 917 900 cumulative cases, KwaZulu-Natal 513 874 and the Western Cape 511 938.

"The majority of new cases today (Tuesday) are from KwaZulu-Natal (22%), followed by Gauteng province and Western Cape, each accounting for 17%... Free State accounted for 12%; Eastern Cape and North West each accounted for 9%...; Northern Cape accounted for 7%; Mpumalanga accounted for 5%; and Limpopo accounted for 3% of today's new cases," said NICD spokesperson Sinenhlanhla Jimoh.

KwaZulu-Natal recorded 128 new cases on Tuesday, the Western Cape 102 and Gauteng 99.

There were 58 new hospital admissions in the last 24-hour reporting cycle. In total, 5 252 people were in public and private hospitals for Covid-19.

As of Tuesday, South Africa conducted 18 016 455 tests, of which 27 929 were carried out in the last 24-hour cycle.

The recovery rate is 95.7%, which translates to 2 781 575 recoveries.

According to the Department of Health, 19 461 202 vaccine doses have been administered. Of those, 205 681 were administered in the last 24-hour cycle. To date, 10 218 549 people are fully vaccinated.

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