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SA reports 2,750 new Covid cases and 59 deaths

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Of the 59 new Covid-19-related deaths that have been reported, the Northern Cape accounted for 18

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SOUTH Africa on Saturday reported 2,750 new cases of Covid-19 according to the Department of Health.

Of the 59 new Covid-19-related deaths that have been reported, Gauteng accounted for 20, the Northern Cape 18, KwaZulu-Natal 8, the Western Cape 6, the Free State 5 and Mpumalanga 2.

This takes the total number of Covid-19-related deaths to 55,183.

The cumulative number of Covid-19 cases identified in South Africa is 1,611,143.

The total number of tests conducted to date is 11,087,505, with 34,512 tests conducted since the last report.

According to the Department of Health, 478,452 vaccines have been administered.

Registering for the vaccine on WhatsApp

Through WhatsApp or a USSD code, South Africans who are over the age of 60 can register for the Covid-19 vaccine.

The second phase of the vaccine roll-out expected to start on Monday, May 17.

Health care workers who have not been vaccinated through the Sisonke protocol can also register on WhatsApp for a vaccine.

South Africans who register on WhatsApp will be required to provide their ID. Those who are on medical aid will need to provide the name of their medical aid and their medical aid number.

As a part of the vaccine process, people will be asked to read the Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS) privacy policy and accept it as well as provide personal identification data and then register for a booking.

To register via WhatsApp send the word REGISTER to 060 012 3456.