Charles Cilliers
Journalist
1 minute read
24 Sep 2021
7:53 pm

Covid toll in SA increases by 312 deaths as of Friday

Charles Cilliers

The country recorded 2,894,342 laboratory confirmed cases.

A coronavirus antibody rapid serological test kit showing a negative result for no antibodies is displayed at an antibody testing site on 26 July 2020 in San Dimas, California. Photo: AFP/Robyn Beck

According to a statement by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), as of Friday South Africa recorded 2,261 new confirmed cases of Covid-19, with 312 deaths, bringing the death toll to 86,967.

Gauteng was leading with 915,326 confirmed cases, followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 509,715 and the Western Cape at 508,302.

A total of 26 705 vaccines had been administered since Thursday.

The number of new daily cases dropped globally by eight percent last week to 510,000, according to an AFP tally to Thursday.

However, the confirmed cases only reflect a fraction of the actual number of infections, with varying counting practices and levels of testing in different countries.