Citizen Reporter & AFP
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4 Sep 2021
7:39 pm

Covid-19 update: 8,411 new cases, 182 more deaths confirmed

Citizen Reporter & AFP

182 more Covid-19 related deaths were reported, bringing the total number of deaths to 83,343.

Factory workers to receive Covid-19 vaccination at the Grand West on August 20, 2021 in Cape Town, South Africa. Picture: Gallo Images/Brenton Geach

As of Saturday, 4 September, the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 2,814,014 with 8,411 new cases identified, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) confirmed.

This represents a 15.5% positivity rate.

182 more Covid-19 related deaths were reported, bringing the total number of deaths to 83,343. The total number of recoveries stood at 2,586,646 with a recovery rate of 91,9%.

16,708,682 tests in total have been conducted to date in both public and private sectors. The country currently has 144,025 active cases.

A further 255 hospital admissions were reported in the past 24 hours. The total number of vaccines administered in the country so far stands at 13,430,600.

Source: Department of Health

Provincial breakdown

The majority of the new Covid-19 cases are from KwaZulu-Natal (30%), followed by Western Cape (21%) and Eastern Cape (15%).

Free State then follows accounting for 9%, while Gauteng and Northern Cape each accounted for 6% respectively.

Mpumalanga and North West each accounted for 5% respectively, and Limpopo Province accounted for 2% of Saturday’s cases. 

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