SA's COVID death tolls rises to 94,265 as 1,332 new infections detected
Another 88 COVID-19 deaths have been confirmed here in South Africa.
JOHANNESBURG - Another 88 COVID-19 deaths have been confirmed here in South Africa, taking the country's known death toll to 94,265.
However, the Health Department said that only 14 of these fatalities occurred over the past 48 hours.
This means that the other 74 people died sometime before Saturday.
Over the past 24-hour reporting cycle, 1,332 people tested positive for the virus - it works out to a 7.8% positivity rate.
On the vaccine front, 29.4 million jabs have been administered in the country so far.
Due to the ongoing audit exercise by the National Department of Health (NDoH), there may be a backlog of #COVID19 mortality cases reported. Today, the NDoH reports88deaths and of these,14occurred in the past 24 - 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to94,265to date.Department of Health (@HealthZA) January 24, 2022
As of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 3 582 691 with 1332 new cases reported. Today 88 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 94 265 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 3 413 926 with a recovery rate of 95.3% pic.twitter.com/hj4fvrX01VDepartment of Health (@HealthZA) January 24, 2022