Covid-19: Cases climb by 4 373, with majority being recorded in Gauteng

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  • South Africa recorded 4 373 new confirmed Covid-19 infections on Tuesday.
  • 21 new deaths have been recorded, bringing the confirmed death toll to 89 843.
  • Gauteng accounted for 72% of the new cases recorded on Tuesday.


South Africa recorded 4 373 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, with 3 143 of those in Gauteng.

According to a statement by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), as of Tuesday, the country recorded 2 968 052 laboratory-confirmed cases. There have been 21 new Covid-19 deaths, bringing the confirmed death toll to 89 843.

"The NICD… reports that 4 373 new Covid-19 cases have been identified in South Africa, representing a 10.2% positivity rate," the NICD said.

Most new cases were recorded in Gauteng with 72%, followed by the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal with 6% each. Limpopo and North West accounted for 5% each; Mpumalanga 3%; the Free State 2% and the Eastern Cape 1%. The Northern Cape accounted for less than 1% of the new cases.

Gauteng recorded 3 143 new cases on Tuesday, the Western Cape 275 and KwaZulu-Natal 259.

There were 119 new hospital admissions in the last 24-hour reporting cycle. As of Tuesday, 2 414 people were in hospital for Covid-19.

South Africa conducted 19 477 054 cumulative tests, of which 42 664 were carried out in the last 24-hour cycle.

According to the Department of Health, 25 619 891 vaccine doses have been administered. Of those, 175 395 were administered in the last 24-hour cycle. To date, 14 321 679 adults are fully vaccinated, and 477 131 children have received one vaccine dose.

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