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SA registers 6,372 new cases of COVID-19

South Africa recorded 6,372 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases to 3,776,298.

According to data provided by the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD), this increase represents a positivity rate of 21.1%.

“The proportion of new positives/total new tested today is 21.1%, and is higher than yesterday at 18.4%. The 7-day average is 18.0% today and is higher than yesterday at 16.9%,” the NICD said on Wednesday.

The majority of new cases are from Gauteng at 49%, followed by Kwa-Zulu Natal at 23%.

The Western Cape accounted for 14%; The Free State and the Eastern Cape accounted for 4% respectively; Mpumalanga accounted for 3%; the North West represented 2%; and Limpopo and the North Cape each accounted for 1% of new cases respectively.

The National Department of Health (NDoH) reported three deaths in the past 24 to 48 hours, bringing the total death toll to 100,351 so far.

In terms of hospital admissions, the NDoH said there had been an increase of 62 admissions in the past 24 hours.

The cumulative number of recoveries now stands at 3,638,087 with a recovery rate of 96.3%.

The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours stands at 10,469 bringing the total number to 34,739,327. –

SA registers 6,372 new cases of COVID-19

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