Covid-19 Infection Rate Jumps To 21%

Covid-19 Infection Rate Jumps To 21%..  Sixty-two people have been admitted to hospital with Covid-19 complications in the latest 24-hour reporting period.


This comes as the National Institute for Communicable Diseases recorded 6,372 new Covid-19 cases in its report on Wednesday night. This increase represents a 21.1% positivity rate.

The health department reported three deaths that occurred in the past 24-48 hours.

The majority of new cases are from Gauteng (49%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (23%).

The Western Cape accounted for 14%; the Free State and Eastern Cape each 4%; Mpumalanga for 3%; North West 2%; and Limpopo and Northern Cape each 1%.

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The number of people in hospital with Covid-19 is 2,028.


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