More than 200 new Covid-19 cases recorded in SA

Figures released by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) on Monday showed 212 new Covid-19 cases had been identified in SA in the previous 24 hours. This brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic to 3,992,661. The NICD said this increase represented a[…]

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SA’s Covid-19 positivity rate hits three-month high

SA’s coronavirus test positivity rate climbed to the highest in more than three months, indicating that the number of undetected infections may be rising. Of those tested for the virus on Wednesday 13.4%, or 2,846 cases, were found to be infected, the highest proportion since January 13, the National Institute[…]

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Health department’s covid audit raises SA’s death toll

The Health Department’s ongoing audit has confirmed 18 previously unreported deaths linked to COVID-19. These fatalities take our death toll to closer to 10,000. South Africa also racked up 1,898 new infections over the latest 24-hour reporting cycle, a positivity rate of 6.3%. Meanwhile, health minister Joe Phaahla says there[…]

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