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Gauteng now accounts for 67% of new Covid-19 infections as death rate climbs to 60 264

File Picture: Photographer Ayanda Ndamane African news agency/ANA

File Picture: Photographer Ayanda Ndamane African news agency/ANA

Published Jun 30, 2021

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Durban - South Africa’s Covid-19 death rate climbed to 60 264on Tuesday following the deaths of 226 people.

The new deaths were the highest for a single day since South Africa was placed on Alert Level 4 by president Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday night.

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This as 13 347 more people tested positive for the virus over the past 24 hours bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 1 954 466.

This increase represents a 26.2 % positivity rate.

There were a total of 155 226 active Covid-19 cases in South Africa.

The data released by the Department of Health shows that Gauteng was in the throes of third wave with a total of 79 354 active Covid-19 cases. This represented 67% of all new cases reported in country, followed by the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal provinces (7% each).

As of Tuesday a total of 2 900 666 people had been administered with at least a first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

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