South Africa-Health-Coronavirus

S/Africa records 291 new Covid-19 cases Monday - Ministry

APA-Pretoria (South Africa)

South Africa’s confirmed Covid-19 cases have reached 3,986,892, with the latest 291 infections recorded on Monday, the Health Ministry announced on Tuesday.

The majority of the new cases came from Gauteng province (40%), followed by the Western Cape (15%), KwaZulu-Natal had 13% and North West registering 11%, the ministry said. 

In addition, the Free State province accounted for 8% of the cases, Eastern Cape (5%), Mpumalanga (4%), Northern Cape (2%); and Limpopo (1%), it added.

There was an increase of 31 hospital admissions on Monday, the ministry said.

According to the ministry, health workers reported 16 deaths in the past 24 hours from these admissions – bringing the total to 101,620 fatalities since the pandemic broke out in the country in March 2020. 

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