On Wednesday South Africa reported 4,667 new cases of Covid-19 in a 24 hour cycle.
This was communicated by the National insitute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division responsible for the surveillance of Covid-19 in the country.
This brings the cumulative number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,869,201, representing a 9.6% positivity rate.
“As per the National Department of Health, a further 166 Covid-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 85,468 to date,” reads a statement from the institute.
It said a total of 17,191,349 tests had been conducted in both the public and private sectors.
“The majority of new cases today are from Western Cape (25%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (23%). Eastern Cape accounted for 15%; Free State accounted for 11%; Gauteng Province accounted for 9%; Northern Cape accounted for 7%; North West accounted for 5%; Mpumalanga accounted for 4%; and Limpopo accounted for 1% of today’s new cases.”
During the cycle a further 270 people were hospitalised.