SA’s Covid-19 positivity rate falls below 10%

SA’s Covid-19 positivity rate falls below 10%

South Africa has recorded a positivity rate of 9.3% in new Covid-19 cases on Monday – the lowest since the country entered the fourth wave at the end of last year.

COVID-19 variant detected in Bots now here
Pixabay

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reports there were  1 691 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24-hour cycle.

Gauteng continues to record the most infections at 456 new cases.

“The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng Province (27%), followed by Western Cape (19%). KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 17%; Mpumalanga accounted for 11%; Limpopo and North West each accounted for 7% respectively; Free State accounted for 6%; Eastern Cape accounted for 5%, and Northern Cape accounted for 2% of today’s new cases,” says the NICD  in a statement.

There has been an increase of 114 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours, with 7 700 people currently admitted in both private and public health facilities.

Meanwhile, the National Department of Health has reported another backlog in Covid-19 mortality cases.

READ: N2 ‘could remain closed until lunchtime’ following early morning crash

This is due to the ongoing audit exercise by the department.

The department reported 87 deaths and of these, 25 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours.

This brings the total fatalities in SA to 93 451.

On the vaccine front, 86 119 vaccine doses were administered on Monday.

newswatch new banner 3

Show's Stories