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.
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.
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.