Covid-19: SA records highest daily increase after 17 710 new cases

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SA has recorded its highest ever number of daily Covid-19 infections.
SA has recorded its highest ever number of daily Covid-19 infections.
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South Africa has recorded the highest number daily number of new Covid-19 infections, with 17 710 new cases reported on Wednesday. 

In his daily report, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said that the positivity rate was 33%.

"The positivity rate, being an indicator of the rapidity of spread, remains of major concern," he said. 

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This has brought the cumulative number of cases to 1 039 161, with recoveries at 83%.

The death toll has now surpassed 28 000 and 465 deaths have been recorded, with KwaZulu-Natal recording 144 deaths since the last report. 

A total of 53 279 new tests have been conducted since the last report. 

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