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Monday, 04 July 2022 22:13

SA records 109 new COVID-19 cases bringing total cases to 3 995 400.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports 109 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 995 400. 

The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (50%) followed by Western Cape (19%). KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 13%; Mpumalanga accounted for 7%; Eastern Cape accounted for 6%; Free State accounted for 4%; North West accounted for 1%; Limpopo and Northern Cape each accounted for 0% of today’s cases.

This increase represents a 3.3% positivity rate.

The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is (3,3%), and is higher than yesterday (3,1%). The 7-day average is (3,9%) today, and is the same as yesterday (3,9%). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased.

Today, the NDoH reports 3 deaths, and of these, 2 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 101,815 to date.

South Africa has administered a total of 606 COVID-19 vaccines in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of vaccines administered to 36 861 626 to date.

According to data provided by the National Department of Health (NDoH), the highest number of vaccines administered were from the North West province with 196, followed by KwaZulu-Natal at 178 and Gauteng at 82.

As at 17:00 on Sunday, 50.61% of the adult population has been fully vaccinated.