SA Records 21,099 New COVID-19 Infections, 593 Hospitalisations

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South Africa has recorded another 21,099 new COVID-19 infections.

This pushes the country’s known caseload since the start of the pandemic to more than 3,353,100. 

This increase represents a 30.6 % positivity rate.

Ninety-nine more people have also died in South Africa after contracting the coronavirus, pushing the national death toll to 90,587.

So far 3,052,399 people have recovered. 

The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal with (26%), followed by the Western Cape (22%), Gauteng accounted for 18% and Eastern Cape 11%.

The Free State and North West each accounted for 6% and Mpumalanga 5% while Limpopo accounted for 4% and Northern Cape accounted for 2% of the new cases

On the vaccination front, about 27.7 million jabs of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered so far. 

The NICD says there has also been an increase of 593 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours.

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