SA’s Covid positivity rate inching up to 25%

SA’s Covid positivity rate inching up to 25%

Thousands of new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in South Africa, taking the country’s positivity rate to almost 25.% 

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The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) says 9 160 infections have been picked up in the last 24-hour period. 


Ninety-three more people have died, bringing our pandemic death toll to 58 795. 


Active cases remain above 117 000. 

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The number of people recuperating in hospital has climbed to more than 9 500. 


Taking a look at the provincial breakdown, KwaZulu-Natal has recorded an increase of 322 new cases.

The province has vaccinated more than 400 000 people over the age of 60 so far.

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