Jan 27, 2023

Mawazo Writing Africa

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SA hit by 3,237 new Covid-19 cases in one day

More than half of the 3,237 new positive Covid-19 cases reported Monday are from Gauteng.

New infections bring the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases in SA to 3,844 .625.


The majority of new cases are from Gauteng with 1,678 (52%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 662 (20%). The Western Cape accounted for 368 (11%); while the Eastern Cape with 163 and the Free State with 153 each accounted for 5%. Mpumalanga (77), North West (66), and Northern Cape (53) each accounted for 2%; and Limpopo at 17 accounted for 1% of new cases Monday.

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reported 10 new deaths, four of which occurred in the last 24 to 48 hours.

This brings the total number of deaths to 100,533 to date with 24,693,273 tests conducted in both the public and private sectors.

The proportion of positive new cases is around 18.7 % up, which is lower than Sunday, which saw a 25.3% increase.