Covid-19 update: South Africa reports 1,976 new cases, 24 more deaths

As of Thursday 9 June, the total number of detected cases of Covid-19 in South Africa is 3,975,062, with 1,976 new cases.

This represents a 7.6% positive rate, according to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases.NICD) confirmed.

24 COVID-19 Related deaths were reported, eight of which occurred in the last 24-48 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 101,448.

Over the past 24 hours, 71 people have been hospitalized.

The total number of recovered people is 3,849,717 with a recovery rate of 96.8%. South Africa currently has 23,897 active cases.

A total of 25,446,806 tests have been carried out to date in both the public and private sectors.

The total number of vaccines introduced in the country as of June 9 is 36,406,003.

Provincial breakdown

The majority of new Covid-19 cases have occurred in Gauteng (708), followed by the Western Cape (424) and KwaZulu-Natal (240).

This is followed by the Eastern Cape with 124, while the Free State and Northwest have 122 and 109 new cases, respectively.

Mpumalanga has 97 cases, followed by the Northern Cape (81) and Limpopo (71), which recorded the lowest number of cases in a day.