SA records 449 new cases and 23 deaths

By Yasmine Jacobs 28m in the past

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SOUTH Africa recorded 449 new Covid-19 cases and 23 Covid-19-related deaths up to now 24 hours, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) mentioned in a press release launched on Saturday.

The brings the full variety of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 919 332. This enhance represents a 1.6% positivity rate.

“As per the National Department of Health, a further 23 Covid-19-related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 88 914 to date,” mentioned NICD senior communications supervisor Sinenhlanhla Jimoh within the assertion.

Jimoh mentioned the the vast majority of new cases have been from KwaZulu-Natal (20%), adopted by the Western Cape (18%).

The Free State accounted for 15%; Gauteng and the Northern Cape every accounted for 10%; the North West for 9%; Mpumalanga for 8% and the Eastern Cape for six%. Limpopo accounted for 4% of the new cases.

The seven-day transferring common every day variety of cases has decreased.

A complete of 18 342 808 exams have been performed in each public and personal sectors.

There has been a rise of 32 hospital admissions up to now 24 hours.

The NICD urged the general public to take preventative measures similar to getting vaccinated for Covid-19, sporting your masks correctly to cover your nostril, and to assemble in ventilated areas if you need to attend an occasion; in any other case keep away from pointless gatherings. It additionally urged the general public to maintain a social distance of 1 metre or extra and to scrub your arms repeatedly within the day with cleaning soap and water.

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