- South Africa recorded 1 497 new Covid-19 infections on Saturday.
- 26 new deaths have been recorded, bringing the confirmed death toll to 99 965.
- Gauteng recorded 39% of all new infections.
South Africa recorded 1 497 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, which represented a 5.7% positivity rate.
According to a statement by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), as of Saturday, the country recorded 3 712 263 laboratory-confirmed cases.
Twenty six new Covid-19-related deaths were recorded, of which two occurred in the last 24 to 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 99 965.
Most new cases were recorded in Gauteng
- Gauteng - 39%
- Western Cape - 27%
- KwaZulu-Natal - 20%
- Eastern Cape - 3%
- Free State - 3%
- North West - 3%
- Mpumalanga - 2%
- Limpopo - 1%
- Northern Cape - 1%
As of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 3 712 263 with 1 497 new cases reported. Today 26 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 99 965 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 3 597 725 with a recovery rate of 96.9% pic.twitter.com/LgK7SlE6q6— Department of Health (@HealthZA) March 26, 2022
Gauteng recorded 590 new cases on Saturday, the Western Cape 410 and KwaZulu-Natal 294.
As of Saturday, Gauteng recorded 1 206 594 cumulative cases, KwaZulu-Natal 659 029 and the Western Cape 649 259.
There were 15 new hospital admissions in the last 24-hour reporting cycle. In total, 1 965 people were in public and private hospitals for Covid-19.
South Africa conducted 23 727 513 cumulative tests, of which 26 449 were carried out in the last 24-hour cycle.
According to the Department of Health, 33 400 227 vaccine doses have been administered.
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