SA records nearly 20k new Covid-19 cases

SA records nearly 20k new Covid-19 cases

A major spike in new Covid-19 cases has pushed our positivity rate up to 26.8 percent.

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Over 19 800 infections were registered in the last 24-hour cycle, with Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape confirming big jumps in provincial figures. 

Gauteng's picked up another 11 500 cases. 

KZN and the Western Cape saw a rise in infections by almost 2 000. 

"The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (59%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape (10% each). Mpumalanga accounted for 6%; North West accounted for 5%; Limpopo accounted for 4%; Eastern Cape and Free State each accounted for 3%; and Northern Cape accounted for 1%," the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said. 

Thirty-six more people, diagnosed with the virus, have died. 

The death toll now stands at 90 038. 


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