SA Records 21,157 New COVID-19 Infections

South Africa has recorded another 21,157 new COVID-19 infections.

This pushes the country’s known caseload since the start of the pandemic to more than 3,374,200.

This increase represents a 29.1 % positivity rate.

Severity-five more people have also died in South Africa after contracting the coronavirus, pushing the national death toll to 90,662.  

So far 3,094,902 people have recovered. 

The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal with (25%), followed by the Western Cape (22%), Gauteng accounted for 20%, Eastern Cape accounted for 12% and the Free State 7%.  

The North West accounted for 5%, Limpopo and  Mpumalanga each 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 411 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours.

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