As of Friday, February 18, the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases detected in South Africa is 3,654,824 with 2,800 newly identified cases. National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) confirmed.
This represents a positivity rate of 8.4%.
343 COVID-19 related deaths – including 4 in the past 24 to 48 hours – were reported, bringing the total number of deaths to 98,298.
There were 104 hospitalizations in the past 24 hours.
The total number of recoveries was 3,518,316 with a recovery rate of 96.3%. The country currently has 38,210 active cases.
A total of 22,830,172 tests have been conducted so far in both the public and private sectors.
The total number of vaccines administered in the country so far stands at 30,936,372 as of February 18.
The majority of new Covid-19 cases came from Gauteng (1,111), followed by Western Cape (518) and KwaZulu-Natal (354).
This is followed by Mpumalanga (195), while Northwest and Free State registered 174 and 148 new cases respectively.
Limpopo registered 133 cases followed by Eastern Cape (112) and Northern Cape (55) had the lowest cases.
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