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SA registers 2334 new COVID-19 cases

In South Africa, 2,334 new cases of COVID-19 were registered, bringing the number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,662,032.

The National Institute for Infectious Diseases (NICD) said Tuesday the increase is a positivity rate of 7.3%.

The majority of new cases come from Gauteng (39%), followed by Kwa-Zulu Natal and the Western Cape, with 15% each.

Northwest accounted for 8%; Mpumalanga 7%; both the Eastern Cape and the Free State accounted for 5%. Limpopo accounted for 3% and Northern Cape for 2% of new cases.

“The proportion of positive new cases today is 7.3% of all newly tested cases, which is lower than yesterday (7.4%). The 7-day average is 8.0% today, which is lower than yesterday (8.1%), ”the NICD said on Tuesday.

Due to an ongoing inspection by the National Department of Health (NDoH), the NICD reported that COVID-19 deaths were reported to be lagging behind.

“Today, the NDoH reports 64 deaths, and one of these has occurred in the last 24 to 48 hours. To date, the number of fatalities has risen to 98,868, ”the NICD said.

The number of hospital admissions has increased by 73 in the last 24 hours.

A total of 22,928,257 tests were performed in both the public and private sectors. – SAnews.gov.za

SA registers 2334 new COVID-19 cases

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