Covid-19: South Africa records more than 11 000 new daily cases

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  • South Africa recorded 11 535 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Thursday.
  • 44 new deaths have been recorded, bringing the confirmed death toll to 89 915.
  • Gauteng accounted for 72% of the new cases recorded on Thursday.


Gauteng recorded 8 280 new Covid-19 infections on Thursday, with a total of 11 535 new confirmed infections recorded countrywide.

As the fourth wave of infections approaches, the number of new daily cases have increased to more than 11 000.

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According to a statement by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), the country recorded 2 988 148 cumulative laboratory-confirmed cases. As of Thursday, 44 new Covid-19 deaths were recorded, bringing the confirmed death toll to 89 915.

"The NICD… reports 11 535 new Covid-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa. This increase represents a 22.4% positivity rate," the statement read.

The majority of new cases on Thursday were recorded in Gauteng, which accounted for 72%, followed by the Western Cape with 6%. KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 5% of new infections; Mpumalanga, Limpopo and North West 4% each; and the Free State and the Eastern Cape 2% each. The Northern Cape accounted for 1% of new cases.

Gauteng recorded 8 280 new cases on Thursday, the Western Cape 727 and KwaZulu-Natal 630.

There were 274 new hospital admissions in the last 24-hour reporting cycle. As of Thursday, 2 904 people were in hospital for Covid-19.

South Africa conducted 19 580 433 cumulative tests, of which 51 402 were carried out in the last 24-hour cycle.

According to the Department of Health, 26 109 436 vaccine doses have been administered. Of those, 153 240 were administered in the last 24-hour cycle. To date, 14 641 965 adults are fully vaccinated, and 542 642 children have received one vaccine dose.

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