SA identifies 5 931 new COVID-19 cases

South Africa has recorded 5 931 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 ‪819 945‬.

In a statement on Sunday, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said this increase represents a 14.5% positivity rate.

“As per the National Department of Health, a further 76 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 83,419 to date,” the NICD said.

The majority of new cases are from KwaZulu-Natal (29%), followed by Western Cape (23%).

Eastern Cape accounted for 15%; Free State and Gauteng Province each accounted for 9% respectively; Northern Cape each accounted for 6%; Mpumalanga and North West each accounted for 4% respectively; and Limpopo Province accounted for 1% of the new cases.

“The total number of cases today (5 931) is lower than yesterday (8 411) and lower than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (7 860). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased,” the NICD said.

There has been an increase of 111 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours.

A total of ‪16 749 709‬ tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors

Meanwhile, the country has to date administered 13 454 823 vaccines with 18 483 of those being in the last 24 hours.

In the last 24 hours, 14 393 Pfizer and 4 090 vaccines were administered. – SAnews.gov.za

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