South Africa records 221 Covid-related deaths

South Africa records 221 Covid-related deaths

Two hundred and twenty-one more people who contracted Covid-19 have died in the country.

Medical personnel move a deceased patient to a refrigerated truck serving as make shift morgues at Brooklyn Hospital Center on April 09, 2020 in New York City. America's coronavirus epicenter of New York recorded a new single-day high of 799 COVID-19 deat
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This brings the number of those who lost their lives since the outbreak to 67 080.

Just over 7 200 new infections have been picked up.

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"The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (36%), followed by the Western Cape (17%). Mpumalanga accounted for 10%; KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 9%; and the Eastern Cape, Limpopo and North West provinces each accounted for 7%; the Free State accounted for 4%; and the Northern Cape accounted for 2%,"  the National Institute for Communicable Diseases said. 

KwaZulu-Natal's coronavirus vaccination programme appears to be back on track, with more than 34 000 people receiving the jab on Monday.

A total of 5.3 million shots have been administered countrywide so far.

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