Feb 7, 2023

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Covid-19 positivity rate at 22.6%

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has reported 8,179 new Covid-19 cases, representing a positivity rate of 22.6%.

< span>This brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic to 3,908,020.

The majority of new cases are from Gauteng (38%), followed by the Western Cape (21%). KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 15%, the Eastern Cape for 8% and the Free State for 7%. The North Cape accounted for 4%, Mpumalanga and North West each 3% and Limpopo 1%.

The health department recorded a further 55 deaths, 18 of which occurred in the last 24 to 48 hours. This brings the total number of deaths to 100,867.

In the last 24 hours there has been an increase of 145 hospital admissions. The total number of people currently hospitalized is 3,209.

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