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The South African Health Department reported 10 139 new Covid-19 infections and 272 deaths on Sunday.Covid-19 instances totaled 2 605 586 in South Africa, according to the agency. “Today 272 deaths have been reported, bringing the total to 77 141 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stands at 2 375 634 with a recovery rate of 91.2%”
Covid-19 has resulted in the recovery of 2 375 633 patients, with 152 812 ongoing cases. 9 387 129 vaccinations have been administered, according to statistics. The surge in new cases, according to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), represents a 21 percent positive rate. According to the institute, 15 595 731 tests have been carried out in both the public and private sectors.
“The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (28%), followed by the Western Cape (26%),” it said. The Eastern Cape accounted for 13%, Gauteng for 12%, the Free State for 5%, Mpumalanga, the North West, and the Northern Cape each for 4%, and Limpopo for 3% of today’s new cases.
In the last 24 hours, 219 persons were admitted to hospitals, according to the National center for disease control.