Slight increase in new hospital admissions for Covid-19

Slight increase in new hospital admissions for Covid-19

The number of people admitted across the country’s hospitals for Covid-19 has shown a slight increase, with 58 more people sent to health facilities for related treatment.


South Africa Covid-19 Nurse - AFP
Guillem Sartorio / AFP

There is a total of 5 252 patients in hospitals admitted for Covid-19 related complications.


This includes 2 221 patients in private healthcare facilities while 3 031 are receiving treatment in public health facilities.


Statistics released by the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) on Tuesday have also shown a further increase of Covid-19 cases.

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A total of 592 new cases were recorded over the latest 24-hour cycle, bringing the total number of cases to 2,912,938.


The increase represents a 2.1% positivity rate. 


Covid-19 related deaths have also increased by 83.

The total number of Covid-19 fatalities now stands at 88 429. 

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