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SA records 3 648 new #Covid19 cases

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SA records 3 648 new #Covid19 cases | News Article
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South Africa has recorded 3 648 new Covid-19 cases, taking the total reported infections to 2 877 063.

A further 173 people have succumbed to Covid-19-related complications, taking the national death toll to 85 952.

According to the NICD, “the majority of new cases today are from the Western Cape (21%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (20%). Eastern Cape accounted for 18%; Free State accounted for 11%; Gauteng Province accounted for 10%; Northern Cape accounted for 7%; Mpumalanga & North West each accounted for 6% respectively, and Limpopo accounted for 1% of today’s new cases.”

A total of 43 959 tests were conducted in the last 24hrs, which represents an 8.3% positivity rate. 17 280 650 tests have been conducted in both the public and private sectors.


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