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63% of new Covid-19 infections are in Gauteng

Covid-19 hygiene protocols like mask-wearing are vital as infections rise. File image
Covid-19 hygiene protocols like mask-wearing are vital as infections rise. File image
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The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has recorded 9,320 new Covid-19 cases in SA, it said on Saturday night.

This represents a 16.6% positivity testing rate.

It brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 1,739,425.

The majority of new cases are from the Gauteng province (63%), followed by the Western Cape (11%) and North West (6%) provinces.

An increase of 435 hospital admissions and 62 in-hospital deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours. 

A total of 7,448 people are currently in hospitals.

TimesLIVE


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