SA records 8 021 new Covid infections

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DURBAN -In the last five days, SA has recorded 33 545 new Covid infections. In the last 24 hours, South Africa’s Covid-19 confirmed cases increased by 8 021 taking to cumulative total to 1 730 106. The death toll stands at 57 591.

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases said this represents a 16.5% positivity testing rate. A total of 1 619 011 people have been vaccinated.

The NICD said 12 092 681 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors.

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“The majority of new cases today are from the Gauteng province (60%), followed by the Western Cape (9%) province. Both the Free State and North West provinces accounted for 6%,” the NICD said.

There has also been an increase of 1,009 hospital admissions and 117 in-hospital deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours.

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