The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has reported 3 699 new coronavirus infections in the country in the last 24-hour cycle, bringing the total number of cases to 2 864 534.
Three-hundred more people have succumbed to COVID-19 related complications.
This puts the total death toll at 85 302.
KwaZulu-Natal has the highest number of new infections at 932 followed by the Eastern Cape at 663 and the Western Cape at 633.
The number of recoveries stand at 2 688 692.
A s of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 2 864 535 with 3 699 new cases reported. Today 300 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 85 302 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2 688 692 with a recovery rate of 93,9% pic.twitter.com/Pxp8fEscFh
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) September 14, 2021
Meanwhile, pediatricians have welcomed the approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children.
They say the third wave has seen more children being infected by the virus.
They stress that COVID-19 vaccines are safe for children.