The latest COVID-19 figures released by Health Minister Joe Phaala and the Department of Health on Wednesday evening report that cases have increased by 4 697 in the last 24-hours, meaning that the total number of infections that have been accumulatively reported since March 2020 has risen to 2 869 202.
Sadly, over the last 24-hours alone, a further 166 people have died from COVID-19, meaning that a total of 85 468 people have succumbed to the virus since the first death in March 2020.
A total of 2 869 201 have recovered having tested positive for COVID-19, representing a recovery rate of 94.1%.
Provincial COVID-19 case breakdown Wednesday 15 September:
The following confirmed COVID-19 cases have been recorded in each province over the last 24-hours on Wednesday 15 September:
Eastern Cape – 718 new cases;Free State – 499 new cases;Gauteng – 414 new cases; KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) – 1 058 new cases;Limpopo – 59 new cases; Mpumalanga – 186 cases;North West – 250 new cases; Northern Cape – 304 new cases;Western Cape – 1 179 cases; andUnallocated – 0 cases, 0 deaths.
Latest vaccine figures:
A total of 15 447 034 people have received either the Pfizer or Johnson and Johnson jab in South Africa to date, with 258 247 vaccines having been administered to members of the South African public on Wednesday 15 September.