KZN sees increase in virus cases

KZN sees increase in virus cases

KwaZulu-Natal has seen a spike in new Covid-19 cases, as the number of infections countrywide rose by more than 17 300. 

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Nearly 2 000 more people contracted the virus in the province, in the last 24 hour period. 


Gauteng still recorded the highest number of daily infections in the country, at over 5 000, although the figure has significantly decreased from case numbers we saw a few weeks ago. 


Infections are also growing in the Western Cape, which has recorded over 4 500 new cases. 

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The pandemic death toll has edged closer to 71 000. 


A total of 520 more people diagnosed with Covid-19 have died. 


Under KZN's vaccine rollout programme, over 34 000 people took their shots on Wednesday. 


In another vaccination milestone, South Africa's administered more than seven million jabs so far. 

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