SA records 566 new Covid-19 cases

SA records 566 new Covid-19 cases

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has reported 566 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours.

Coronavirus positive blood test
Coronavirus positive blood test/ iStock

This brings the country’s laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 926 914.

Gauteng again accounted for majority of the new cases with 332 new infections reported in the province.

A total of 35,327 tests were conducted in the last 24hrs throughout the country.

The institute says the latest increase represents a 1.6% positivity rate, which is higher compared to Wednesday.

On Wednesday, the positivity rate was at 0.9%.

The NICD says the seven-day moving average daily number of cases has increased.

An additional 11 Covid-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 89 515.

A total of 48 people were admitted to hospital in the past 24 hours with 3597 people currently admitted in both private and public health facilities.

On the vaccine front, 132 316 vaccines were administered on Wednesday.



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