Feb 7, 2023

Mawazo Writing Africa

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NICD records 1,004 new Covid-19 cases in a day as total nears 4-million

Figures released by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) on Monday showed that 1,004 new Covid-19 cases were identified in South Africa in the last 24 hours.

This makes the Total laboratory-confirmed cases since the pandemic began to 3,954,971.

The NICD said this increase corresponds to a 9.4% positivity rate.

The National Board of Health reported more 16 deaths, four of which occurred in the last 24 to 48 hours.

The NICD said the new cases are from Gauteng (43%), KwaZulu-Natal (17%), Western Cape (16%) , Free State (8%), Mpumalanga (5%), Eastern Cape and North West (4% each), Northern Cape (2%) and Limpopo (1%).

Over the past 24 years there were 75 hospital admissions hours, bringing the number of people now in hospitals with Covid-19 to 3,026.

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