Figures released by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) on Friday showed that 2,028 new Covid-19 cases were identified in SA in the past 24 hours.
This brings the Total number of laboratory-confirmed cases since the pandemic began to 3,965,422.
The NICD said this increase corresponds to a 9.8% positivity rate.
The National Board of Health reported more 35 deaths, 10 of which occurred in the last 24 to 48 hours. Cumulative Covid-19 deaths to date are 101,285.
The NICD said the new cases are from Gauteng (30%), the Western Cape (25%), KwaZulu-Natal (13%) and the Eastern Cape (11%), the Free State, Mpumalanga and North Cape (5% each), North West (4%) and Limpopo (2%).
In the last 24 hours there were 65 hospitalizations , what increased the number of people in hospital with Covid-19 to 2,824.
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