40 More People Succumb to COVID-19 in South Africa

 Forty more people have died in South Africa after contracting the coronavirus.

The latest fatalities have pushed the country’s death toll to a grim 89,555.

Over the same 24-hour reporting cycle, 585 people have tested positive for COVID-19.

The majority of new cases are from Gauteng (33%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (18%).

The Western Cape accounted for 16%, Eastern Cape 10%, Mpumalanga 7% and Free State 6%. North West accounted for 4%, Northern Cape 3% and Limpopo 2% of new cases. 

On the vaccination front, about 24.4 million jabs of the COVID-19 vaccine jabs have been administered so far. 

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