Gauteng recorded more than 1,000 of SA’s 4,322 new Covid-19 cases, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases reported on Wednesday.
The province was the only one to break the 1,000 mark and 1,047 cases recorded last 24 hours. The Western Cape reported 982 new infections and KwaZulu-Natal 706.
The NICD also reported that 156 Covid-19-related deaths were identified in the past day, but 36 of these occurred in the past 24 48 hours . The others were the result of audits conducted to eliminate reporting backlogs.
This means that there have been a total of 3,568,900 infections and 93,707 deaths recorded nationwide to date.
There were also 162 hospitalizations, according to NICD data, bringing the number of people now in hospital for Covid-19 treatment to 7,199.