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17 Jul 2021
7:45 pm

Covid-19 update: SA records 14,701 new cases and 291 deaths

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South Africa's Covid-19 positivity rate went down to 29.1 per cent with KwaZulu-Natal seeing an increase in cases.

People queue at the Discovery vaccine centre at Gallagher estate in Midrand, 7 July 2021. Picture: Neil McCartney

As of Saturday, South Africa has recorded 14, 701 new cases recorded since the last report, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, has announced.

The positivity rate has dropped to 29.1 per cent from 29.5 % yesterday.

The country has also recorded 291 Covid-19 related deaths, bringing total fatalities to 66 676 to date.

The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (35.5%), followed by Western Cape (15.9%). Limpopo accounted for 4.4%; Mpumalanga accounted for 4.9%; North West accounted for 5.1%; Eastern Cape accounted for 9.5%; KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 16.4%; Free State accounted for 5.4%; and Northern Cape accounted for 2.8% of today’s new cases, said the NICD.

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