COVID-19: SA records 4230 cases and 2 deaths – 16,8% positivity

COVID-19: SA records 4230 cases and 2 deaths – 16,8% positivity

The 4230 new COVID-19 cases detected in South Africa on Saturday bring the total number of active cases in the country to 26 819. Two people died of COVID-19-related complications in the last 24 to 48 hours, according to the NICD.

The National Department of Health added 12 more deaths on Saturday, including the aforementioned two, bringing the death toll to 100 298. The additional deaths are the result of an ongoing audit exercise, which could result in a backlog.

There were 25 people admitted to hospital for COVID-19 treatment within the latest testing cycle. The 259 private and 407 public hospitals reporting to the NICD now have 2244 patients admitted.

“The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is (16.8%), and is lower than yesterday (17.8%). The 7-day average is (13.1%) today, and is higher than yesterday (11.7%),” said the NICD.

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

Mpumalanga and the North West each had 2 percent while Limpopo and Northern Cape rounded off the list with 1 percent each.

The list below shows the new COVID-19 cases identified by province:

  • Eastern Cape – 173 cases;
  • Free State – 144 cases;
  • Gauteng –  2036 cases;
  • KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) – 923 cases;
  • Limpopo – 31 cases;
  • Mpumalanga – 102 cases;
  • North West – 105 cases;
  • Northern Cape – 59 cases;
  • Western Cape – 657 cases.

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