As of Thursday, 17 February, the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 3,652,024 with 3,056 new cases identified, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) confirmed.
This represents a 8.8% positivity rate.
435 Covid-19 related deaths – of which 17 occurred in the past 24 to 48 hours – was reported, bringing the total number of deaths to 97,955.
There were 92 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours.
The total number of recoveries stood at 3,515,196 with a recovery rate of 96,3%. The country currently has 38,873 active cases.
22,796,653 tests in total have been conducted to date in both public and private sectors.
The total number of vaccines administered in the country so far stands at 30,858,874 as of 17 February.
The majority of the new Covid-19 cases came from Gauteng (1,129), followed by Western Cape (536) and KwaZulu-Natal (414).
North West (313) then follows, while Mpumalanga and Free State recorded 253 and 151 new cases respectively.
Eastern Cape recorded 107 cases followed by Limpopo (93) and Northern Cape (60) had the lowest cases.
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The US has recorded the most Covid deaths with 928,519, followed by Brazil with 640,774, and India 510,413.
Taking into account excess mortality linked to Covid-19, the WHO estimates the true death toll could be two to three times higher.
Additional reporting by AFP