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SA records 14 271 new Covid cases, death count now at 76 247

In the last 24 hours, 14 271 new cases have been recorded. SA now has 2 568 511 Covid cases with a death toll of 76 247. Picture: Chinatopix/AP

In the last 24 hours, 14 271 new cases have been recorded. SA now has 2 568 511 Covid cases with a death toll of 76 247. Picture: Chinatopix/AP

Published Aug 12, 2021

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DURBAN - A TOTAL of 14 271 new Covid-19 cases have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 568 511. This increase represents a 22.5% positivity rate.

As per the National Department of Health, a further 473 Covid-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 76 247 to date.

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The National Institute for Communicable Diseases reported that the majority of new cases today are from Western Cape (26%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (25%). Gauteng Province accounted for 16%; Eastern Cape accounted for 11%; Mpumalanga accounted for 6%; Free State and North West each accounted for 5% respectively; Limpopo Province accounted for 3% and Northern Cape accounted for 2% of today’s new cases.

The total number of cases today (n=14 271) is higher than yesterday (n=7 502) and higher than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n=10 169). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has increased.

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There has been an increase of 579 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours.

Just over nine million vaccines have been administered.

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