The current surge in coronavirus infections seems to be showing promising signs of a sustained downward trend.
The health department said 2,640 tests came back positive over the past 24-hour period; it’s a positivity rate of 10.4%.
Sadly, 125 more people have died in this country after contracting the virus. These latest fatalities take the known death toll to 85,002.
On the vaccine front, over 14.9 million jabs have been administered in the country so far.
A s of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 2 860 835 with 2 640 new cases reported. Today 125 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 85 002 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2 671 322 with a recovery rate of 93,4% pic.twitter.com/LoexodNjUJ
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) September 13, 2021
The government is aiming to inoculate at least 70% of the population by the end of the year.
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