SA records 942 new COVID cases, 37 fatalities

Since the start of the pandemic early last year, the country's known caseload has ballooned to 2.9 million.

FILE: A hospital worker walks amongst patients in the COVID-19 ward at Khayelitsha Hospital, about 35km from the centre of Cape Town, on 29 December 2020. The patents in this ward are not critically serious, but do require oxygen and to lie down. Picture: Rodger Bosch/AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Another 942 COVID-19 tests have come back positive in South Africa.

Since the start of the pandemic early last year, the country's known caseload has ballooned to 2.9 million.

Sadly, 37 more deaths were also recorded over the past 24-hour cycle, with the country's death toll now at 88,466.

On the vaccine front, 19.6 million jabs have been administered so far but many people still have to get their second Pfizer shot.

Government is aiming to innoculate at least 70% of the population by the end of the year.

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