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South Africa reports 13,263 new cases reported, 423 deaths

South Africa has registered 13,263 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) said on Wednesday.

TOTAL OF 423 DEATHS FROM COVID-19 RECORDED IN THE LAST 24 HOURS

This brings the total number of laboratory confirmed cases to 2,484,009.

This increase of 8,791 new cases of COVID-19 represent a positivity rate of 22.3%.

An additional 423 deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported, bringing the total number of deaths to 73,415 so far.

“The cumulative number of recoveries is 2,258,603.”

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An increase of 533 hospitalizations has been reported in the past 24 hours.

The Western Cape Province now leads with the majority of new cases: 3,587 (27%), followed by Gauteng with 2,927 new cases (22%) and KwaZulu-Natal with 2,408 new cases (18%) .

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15 031 457 tests have been carried out in the public and private sectors.

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While the third wave of COVID-19 infections is arguably over, a health expert has warned that the country is not yet on the mend, as positivity rates in several provinces are still worrying.

The Western Cape is of particular concern, as it is now the epicenter of the virus, due to a spike in cases, in just a few days.

“The Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal are still on an upward trajectory, while Gauteng has turned the curve around and on a downward trajectory, but what we can expect is that these numbers are going to remain stable or even increase. over the next two to three weeks, ”said Professor Shabir Madhi of Wits University in an interview

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South Africa reports 13,263 new cases reported, 423 deaths

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