A nurse in full PPE in the isolation ward. Picture: Ian Landsberg/African News Agency (ANA).
A nurse in full PPE in the isolation ward. Picture: Ian Landsberg/African News Agency (ANA).

SA records over 8000 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours

By IOL Reporter Time of article published Jun 9, 2021

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SOUTH AFRICA has recorded an increase of 8 881 new cases in the last 24 hours.

The National Institute of Communicable Diseases confirmed that the country's cumulative Covid-19 case count had increased to 1 712 939. The death toll has increased by 129 to 57 310.

According to the NICD, the majority of new cases today are from the Gauteng province (58%), followed by the Western Cape (9%) province.

“There was an increase of 1 150 admissions in the past 24 hours, the largest increase being in Gauteng province with 587 new admissions. There were 135 additional in-hospital deaths reported in the past 24 hours,” the NICD said.

Picture: NICD

Picture: NICD

Picture: NICD

Meanwhile, teachers’ unions have confirmed that teachers, cleaners and other support staff at public schools could be vaccinated against Covid-19 this month.

‎National Professional Teachers’ Organisation of South Africa executive director Basil Manuel said at least 500 000 Johnson & Johnson doses had been secured for the education sector, and the vaccine was still awaiting approval from the US Food and Drug Administration.

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