SA records 100 COVID-19 deaths, 9,149 new infections in last 24 hours

It comes as South Africa has entered the third wave with the NICD announcing that 9,149 new cases have been recorded in the past day.

A morgue attendant at the Johannesburg branch of the South African funeral and burial services company Avbob checks the condition of a protective wrapping inside a refrigerated container where bodies of patients deceased with COVID-19 related illnesses are kept isolated ahead of their burials on 22 January 2021. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - One hundred additional COVID-19 deaths have been recorded to South Africa's death toll in the past 24-hour cycle, bringing the total number of fatalities to 57,410.

It comes as South Africa has entered the third wave with the NICD announcing that 9,149 new cases have been recorded in the past day.

The country's caseload since the start of the outbreak has now increased to over 1,722,000.

So far, 1,593,000 people have recuperated, translating to 92.5% of the recoveries.

On the vaccine front, 1,619,000 healthcare workers and people over 60 have now received at least one dose of a jab.

The NICD said that coronavirus cases had exceeded the threshold as defined by the Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC).

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