Dec 8, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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5,486 new Covid-19 cases for SA

Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal accounted for most of the 5,486 new Covid-19 cases reported in SA on Sunday.

The new infections bring the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,841. 388 This increase represents a 25.3% positivity rate.

“The National Department of Health reports seven deaths. Five of these occurred in the last 24 to 48 hours. This brings the total number of deaths to 100,523 to date,” said the National Institute on Communicable Diseases.

Most of the new cases came from Gauteng (40%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (26%). Western Cape accounted for 17%, Free State for 5%, Eastern Cape and Northwest each for 3%, Mpumalanga and North Cape each for 2% and Limpopo for less than 1% of the new cases.

There was an increase of 43 hospital admissions within 24 hours.

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