South Africa: SA Identifies 972 New Covid-19 Cases

South Africa has recorded 972 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 694 504.


This increase represents a 5.5 percent positivity rate.


“Due to the ongoing audit exercise by the National Department of Health (NDoH), there may be a backlog of COVID-19 mortality cases reported. Today, the NDoH reports 13 deaths and of these, 0 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 99,725 to date,” the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said on Sunday.


A total of 23 410 199 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors.


“The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (37 percent), followed by Western Cape (25 percent). Kwa-Zulu Natal accounted for 17 percent; Free State, Mpumalanga and North West each accounted for 5 percent respectively; Northern Cape accounted for 3 percent; Eastern Cape accounted for 2 percent; and Limpopo accounted for 1 percent of today’s new cases,” the NICD said.


The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested is 5.5 percent, which is lower than Saturday (5.8 percent).


The seven-day average was 6.1 percent on Sunday, which was lower than Saturday (6.2 percent).


There has been an increase of 10 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours.–

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