Gauteng accounts for 80% new Covid-19 cases

Gauteng accounts for 80% new Covid-19 cases

South Africa’s economic hub province of Gauteng accounted for 80% of new Covid-19 cases reported on Wednesday, with concern rising that the province could be entering a fourth wave and is once again the epicentre of the new wave.

SA reports 600 new Covid-19 infections

Statistics released by the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD), show an increase of 1 275 new Covid-19 cases across the country.


This is a representation of a 3.6% positivity rate, which is also an increase over the past week.

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The cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in the country now stands at 2 950 035.


A further 22 Covid-19 deaths have been reported, bringing the country’s fatalities to 89 657.



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