Citizen Reporter
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14 Sep 2021
7:24 pm

SA records 3,699 new Covid cases and 300 deaths

Citizen Reporter

A total of 17,142,604 tests have been conducted in both the public and private sectors.

People queue for vaccines at the vaccine centre at the Kempton Park Civic Centre, 28 July 2021. Picture: Neil McCartney

On Tuesday South Africa reported 3,699 new Covid-19 cases, identified in the 24-hour cycle.

This brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,864,534, at an 8.4% positivity rate

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division responsible for monitoring Covid-19 in the country, reported a further 300 deaths, bringing total official fatalities to 85,302 to date.

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“The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (25%), followed by Eastern Cape (18%). Western Cape accounted for 17%; Free State accounted for 14%; Gauteng accounted for 9%; Northern Cape accounted for 8%; North West accounted for 5%; Mpumalanga accounted for 4%; and Limpopo accounted for 1% of today’s new cases.

“There has been an increase of 323 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours (an increase from yesterday’s hospital admissions in the past 24 hours (163).”

It said a total of 17,142,604 tests were conducted in both the public and private sectors.