SA Records 3,169 COVID-19 Infections, 203 Deaths

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South Africa has recorded another 3,169 COVID-19 infections. 

This brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to more than 3,634,800.

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has reported 12 COVID deaths in the last 24 hours but warned that due to an ongoing audit by the Health Department there may be a backlog in cases reported. 

As such, the NICD reported 203 fatalities over the last day which pushed the death toll to 96,705. 

The NICD said there was a 8.8 % positivity rate.

The recovery rate stands at 95.5%, meaning over 3,494,016 people had recovered from the virus. 

On the vaccination front more than 30.4 million doses have been administered.

The NICD said there has also been an increase of 86 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours.

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