COVID-19: South Africa records 2032 cases and 1 death

COVID-19: South Africa records 2032 cases and 1 death

The 2032 new COVID-19 cases detected in South Africa on Wednesday brings the total number of active cases in the country to 12 629. One person died of COVID-19-related complications in the last 24 to 48 hours, according to the NICD.

The National Department of Health added three more deaths on Wednesday, including the aforementioned one, bringing the death toll to 100 070. The additional deaths are the result of an ongoing audit exercise, which could result in a backlog.

There were 40 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 2486 patients admitted.

“The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is (8.6%), and is higher than yesterday (6.2%). The 7-day average is (6.2%) today, and is higher than yesterday (5.9%),” said the NICD.

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of the cases identified on Wednesday were found in Gauteng (40%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (24%) and the Western Cape with 22 percent.

The Eastern Cape accounted for 5 percent while Mpumalanga, Free State and North West had 2 percent each, respectively.

Limpopo and Northern Cape rounded off the day’s cases with 1 percent each.

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

  • Eastern Cape – 111 cases;
  • Free State – 41 cases;
  • Gauteng –  808 cases;
  • KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) – 484 cases;
  • Limpopo – 29 cases;
  • Mpumalanga – 44 cases;
  • North West – 45 cases;
  • Northern Cape – 22 cases;
  • Western Cape – 448 cases; and
  • Unallocated – 0 cases.

 

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