SA records 566 new Covid-19 cases

SA records 566 new Covid-19 cases

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has reported 566 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours.

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This brings the country’s laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 926 914.

Gauteng again accounted for the majority of the new cases, with 332 new infections reported in the province.

A total of 35,327 tests were conducted in the last 24hrs throughout the country.

The institute says the latest increase represents a 1.6% positivity rate, which is higher compared to Wednesday.

On Wednesday, the positivity rate was at 0.9%.

The NICD says the seven-day moving average daily number of cases has increased.

An additional 11 Covid-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 89 515.

A total of 48 people were admitted to hospital in the past 24 hours, with 3 597 people currently admitted in both private and public health facilities.

On the vaccine front, 132 316 vaccines were administered on Wednesday.

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