South Africa has recorded 9 544 new COVID-19 infections, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 787 203.

The total recoveries now stand at 2 560 605.

As per the National Department of Health statement, a further 235 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing the total number of fatalities 82 496 to date.

Latest COVID-19 stats:

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Vaccine Update

More than six million adults in South Africa have now been fully vaccinated. Health journalist Mia Malan says this amounts to over 15% of the adult population.

More than half of those fully vaccinated have received the two-dose Pfizer vaccine.

The Health Ministry says more than 253 000 people were given a vaccine in the last 24 hour reporting period – with the overall number of vaccines administered now approaching 13 million.