The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reported on Thursday that 1,976 new Covid-19 cases were identified in SA
This brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases since the epidemic began to 3,975 .062.
The NICD said that increase represents an 8.7% positivity rate.
The national health agency also reported an additional 24 deaths, eight of them in the past 24 to 48 hours occurred. This brings the total number of deaths to date to 101,424.
The majority of new cases are from Gauteng (32%), followed by the Western Cape (23%), Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal (11%), Free State (7%), Mpumalanga (5%), Northern Cape and North West (4% each) and Limpopo (3%).
There were 85 new hospital admissions in the last 24 hours, reflecting the number of people now admitted to hospital with Covid-19 to 2,285.