As of Saturday, South Africa has recorded a total of 89,319 Covid-19 related deaths, with 24 new deaths reported in the past 24 hours.
358 new Covid-19 cases have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 923 751.
This increase represents a 1.2% positivity rate, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, announced.
The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (18%), followed by Gauteng Province (30%). Free State accounted for 15%; Western Cape accounted for 11%; Eastern Cape 6%, Mpumalanga 10% and Northern Cape 4%; North West accounted for 4%, and Limpopo accounted for 3% of today’s new cases.
18 699 684 tests have been conducted in both the public and private sectors.
There has been an increase of 22 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours.
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Additional reporting by AFP