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South Africa recorded 300 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday. This brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 919 632. This increase represents a 1.4% positivity rate.
A further 11 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 88 925.
Latest COVID-19 stats:
Provincial breakdown of cases according to the NICD, “KwaZulu-Natal (23%), followed by Gauteng Province and Western Cape (19% each). Northern Cape accounted for 10%; Eastern Cape accounted for 9%; North West and Mpumalanga accounted for 6% each; Free State accounted for 5%, and Limpopo accounted for 3%.”
The Health Ministry says 18 719 COVID-19 vaccines were administered in South Africa on Sunday and most of those were for people who are now fully vaccinated.
This comes despite the Vooma Weekend Vaccine Drive and is far below the 300 000 daily vaccinations target by government.
Eleven and a half million people in South Africa are now fully vaccinated, having received either the single-dose Johnson and Johnson shot or both doses of the Pfizer vaccine.