South Africa has recorded 9,757 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,818,125.

According to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NICD), this increase is 25.9% positive.

The majority of new cases are in Gauteng, which accounts for 44%, and then in KwaZulu-Natal with 24%.

Western Cape was 13%; Eastern Cape was 6%; Free State accounted for 5%; Mpumalanga was 3%; The Northwest was 2%; Limpopo and Northern Cape accounted for 1% each in new cases.

“The share of new positive cases / total new tests today is 25.9% and higher than yesterday, and is 22.6%. The average for 7 days today is 21.9% and higher than yesterday, by 20.8%. The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has increased, ”the NICD said.

The National Department of Health reported 64 deaths, 7 of which occurred in the last 24-48 hours. Thus, to date, the total death toll has reached 100,471.

As for hospitalization, over the past day the department has increased by 135 admissions.

The total number of healings is now 3,668,982 with a recovery rate of 96.1%.

A total of 24,592,030 tests were conducted in both the public and private sectors.

As of 19:00 on Thursday, 35,058,457 vaccines had been introduced. – SAnews.gov.za

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