Jan 27, 2023

Mawazo Writing Africa

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40% of the 8,351 new Covid-19 cases recorded in Gauteng

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reported Friday that 8,351 new Covid-19 cases were identified in SA.

This is the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases since the epidemic began 3,879,434.

The NICD said this increase corresponds to a 22.5% positivity rate.

The National Board of Health also reported an additional 114 deaths, three of which have occurred in the last 24 years to 48 hrs. Bringing the total death toll to date to 100,744.

The majority of new cases are from Gauteng (40%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (19%), Western Cape (18%) , Eastern Cape (7%) and Free State (6%). , Mpumalanga, North West and North Cape (3% each) and Limpopo (1%), the NICD said.

In the last 24 hours there were 136 new hospital admissions, bringing the number of people to 3,010 now hospitalized with Covid-19.

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