New Covid-19 infections are on the rise in Gauteng, with more than 1,000 registered in the province in the last 24 hours.
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) announced on Wednesday, that there were 1,018 new cases registered in Gauteng last day. On Tuesday there were 605.
A total of 1,275 new cases were registered across the country on that day.
Gauteng was consistently the province most severely affected by new infections in the past two weeks. In comparison, of all other provinces only the Western Cape (53 cases) has broken the 50 mark for new infections in the last 24 hours.
The positivity rate – the number of new infections compared to the number of tests in the The same period was carried out – is also increasing.
“The proportion of positive new cases compared to all new tests is 3.6% and is thus higher than the previous day (2.1%). The seven-day average today [Wednesday] is 2.7%, which is higher than yesterday (2.4%), “said the NICD.
There were 2,950 in total. 035 confirmed Covid-19 cases across SA since the virus outbreak last March.
The NICD said 22 new Covid-19-related deaths were recorded last day, according to the Ministry of Health The death toll to date is 89,657.
The NICD said there were 53 new hospital admissions last day , with 2,106 people being hospitalized for Covid-19 complications.