2,273 new COVID cases, 25 fatalities recorded in SA

2,273 new COVID cases, 25 fatalities recorded in SA
© AFP FILE: A health worker conducts a COVID-19 coronavirus molecular test in Parkview, Johannesburg, on 22 October 2020, provided free of charge by the City of Johannesburg Health Department. JOHANNESBURG – South Africa has recorded another 2,273 new COVID-19 cases a day after the president announced that the country would remain on alert level one of the lockdown.

Twenty-five more COVID-19 related deaths were also captured in the latest update from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD).

The country’s death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 89,822.

Over 25 million vaccine doses have been administered in the country and government wants millions more people to get vaccinated after the detection of the new Omicron variant, which is already circulating in the country.

Many other nations have banned travellers from South Africa and its neighbouring countries in response.

#COVID19 UPDATE: A total of 21,302 tests were conducted in the last 24hrs, with 2,273 new cases, which represents a 10.7% positivity rate. A further 25 #COVID19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 89,822 to date. See more here: https://t.co/YG74RzR3kH pic.twitter.com/I1c08llnaT

NICD (@nicd_sa) November 29, 2021

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