Take extra precautions: 13,575 new Covid cases in a day as third wave soars

A further 149 Covid-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 58,590. Stock photo.
A further 149 Covid-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 58,590. Stock photo.
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Gauteng residents contracted 62% of the 13,575 new Covid-19 cases recorded in SA in the past 24 hours, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases said on Saturday night.

The total number of laboratory-confirmed cases now stands at 1,810,164.

A further 149 Covid-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 58,590.

After Gauteng, the majority of new cases on Saturday were from the Western Cape (11%). North West accounted for 6%; Free State, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga each accounted for 4%; Eastern Cape and Limpopo each accounted for 3%; and Northern Cape accounted for 2%.

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