Friday, 05 November 2021 21:31

Covid-19 Daily Update:SA records 339 new cases with 44 related deaths in 24 hours.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports 339 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 923 393. This increase represents a 1.1% positivity rate.

The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng Province (26%), followed by Western Cape (19%). KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 14%; Free State accounted for 13%; Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga and Northern Cape all accounted for 7% respectively; North West accounted for 6%; and Limpopo accounted for 1% of today’s new cases. 

NICD said a further 44 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 89 295 to date.

As of 4 November 2021, there have been 247 968 227 confirmed global cases of COVID-19, including 5 020 204 deaths, reported to the World Health Organisation.

In addition, 7 027 377 238 vaccine doses have been administered worldwide.

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Meanwhile there are now 184 222 vaccinated children aged between 12 and 17 in South Africa, of which 13 569 received the single dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Thursday.

According to the Department of Health, the country administered 152 049 jabs in the past 24 hours, pushing the total doses to 22 965 123 since the start of the vaccination rollout programme.

In addition, South Africa now has 12 737 700 or 31.8% fully vaccinated adults.

The information is based on the 18 639 800 tests conducted since the start of the pandemic.