SA records 443 new COVID-19 cases with 2 related deaths.
By Lehlohonolo Lehana.
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports 443 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 993 444.
The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (37%) followed by Western Cape (19%). KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 15%; Eastern Cape accounted for 10%; Free State accounted for 5% ; Mpumalanga and North West accounted for 4% each respectively; Northern Cape and Limpopo each accounted for 3% of today’s cases respectively.
This increase represents a 3.9% positivity rate.
The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is (3.9%), and is higher than yesterday (3.3%). The 7-day average is (5.1%) today, and is lower than yesterday (5.3%)
Today, the NDoH reports 19 deaths, and of these, 2 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 101,764 to date.
There has been an increase of 18 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours and 25 720 034 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors.