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Monday, 01 November 2021 22:22

Covid-19 Daily Update:SA records two deaths with 106 new cases.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports 106 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 922 222. This increase represents a 0.8% positivity rate.

The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng Province (21%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (19%). Western Cape accounted for 18%; Free State accounted for 15%; Eastern Cape accounted for 9%; North West accounted for 7%; Northern Cape accounted for 6%; Mpumalanga accounted for 5%; and Limpopo accounted for 1% of today’s new cases.

NICD said a further 2 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 89 179 to date.

Vaccine Update:
For updates on the national vaccine programme, click here.

According to the Health Department’s vaccine dashboard, as of 5pm on Monday, a total of 63 258 vaccines had been administered.

Gauteng has administered the most vaccines in the past 24 hours, as the dashboard records a total of 16 872 vaccines administered in the province, with KwaZulu-Natal following with 12 408 vaccines administered, and the North West with 10 081 vaccines administered.

The Eastern Cape administered 6 471, Mpumalanga 5 714, Limpopo 5 352, the Western Cape 2 944, and the Free State administered 2 370 vaccines.

The lowest number of vaccines administered was recorded in the Northern Cape, with only 1 073.