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SA On The Brink Of Third Wave

The Department of Health the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is 1 675 013 with 5 782 new cases reported.

This represents a 12,7% positivity rate- we will be monitoring this increase in positivity rate to see if it sustains and meanwhile urge all citizens to remain vigilant and adhere to non-pharmacuetcal interventions, even if vaccinated.

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 11 713 400 with 45 484 new tests recorded since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Today, 110 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 0, Free State 11, Gauteng 54, Kwa-Zulu Natal 4, Limpopo 11, Mpumalanga 4, North West 16, Northern Cape 7 and Western Cape 3 which brings the total to 56 711 deaths. Provinces are continuing their mortality audits and have captured deaths as far back as November 2020.

Our recoveries now stand at 1 565 684, representing a recovery rate of 93,5%

Vaccination Rollout
The following figures represent the tally as at 00.01, 2 June 2021:
The total vaccinated under the Sisonke Programme is 479 768.
The total vaccinated under Phase Two with the first dose of Pfizer vaccine is 637 801
Therefore, the total number of individuals vaccinated today is 1 117 569