SA COVID-19 fatalities stand at 85,779 as 311 people succumb to virus
Three hundred and eleven more people have died in the country after contracting the coronavirus bringing the death toll to 85,779 since the start of the pandemic.
The Health Department says 4,215 new cases had been recorded in the last 24 hours pushing the country's known caseload to 2, 873, 415.
The cumulative number of recoveries now stands at 2, 706, 293 with a recovery rate of 94.2%.
The government says so far, 15,683,797 shots have been administered and it aims to vaccinate at least 70% of the population by December.
A s of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 2 873 415 with 4 215 new cases reported. Today 311 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 85 779 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2 706 293 with a recovery rate of 94,2% pic.twitter.com/XkF1TVjVcL— Department of Health (@HealthZA) September 16, 2021
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