In the past 24 hours, 592 new Covid-19 cases have been registered in South Africa, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases announced on Tuesday.
The new infections came at a positive rate – the number of positive ones Results versus the number of tests performed over the same period – from just 2.1%.
According to the NICD, 83 new deaths related to Covid-19 have also been recorded in the last 24 hours. That means there have been 2,912,938 confirmed infections and 88,429 confirmed deaths to date.
The country also reached a major milestone on Tuesday as the 18 millionth test has now been conducted. So far, 18,016,455 Covid-19 tests have been carried out in the public and private sector.
According to the NICD, only KZN (128) and the Western Cape (102) have registered more than 100 of the new cases Infections the previous day. Gauteng had the second highest at 99.
There were also 58 new hospital admissions, meaning 5,252 people are being treated in the country’s hospitals for Covid-19-related complications.
According to the latest vaccination statistics, 205,681 vaccinations were administered on Tuesday by 5:00 p.m. . A total of 19,461,202 vaccines have been given.
There are also more than 10.2 million people who have been fully vaccinated in South Africa, using either the J&J single-dose vaccine (4,446,041 given) or the second Two shot dose of Pfizer vaccine (5,772,508 administered).