SA's #Covid19 tally ticks up with 3,520 new cases

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SA's #Covid19 tally ticks up with 3,520 new cases | News Article
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The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has reported 3,520 new Covid-19 cases in the country.

"This increase represents a 10.0% positivity rate," says the NICD in a statement.

"Due to the ongoing audit exercise by the National Department of Health (NDoH), there may be a backlog of Covid-19 mortality cases reported," it notes.

"Today, the NDoH reports 103 deaths and of these, 10 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 93 949 to date."

The majority of new cases were from Gauteng (25%), followed by the Western Cape (21%).

KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 15%; Limpopo accounted for 11%; Eastern Cape, Free State, Mpumalanga, and North West each accounted for 6%; and Northern Cape accounted for 5% of today’s new cases.

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