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SA has recorded more than 4 000 new Covid cases

Published Jan 10, 2022

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DURBAN - THE National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) says the country recorded at least 4 482 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the cumulative number of cases to 3 526 054.

The NICD further said 82 deaths have been recorded, which brings the total number of people who have died due to the virus-related complications 92 453.

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The Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal recorded more than 1 000 new cases each, with 1 150 in the Western Cape and 1 037 in KZN. Limpopo recorded the lowest number of new cases at 143, followed by Mpumalanga with 159 and the North West with 172.

In the Free State, 231 more cases have been reported, with 251 new cases in the Northern Cape and 373 in the Eastern Cape.

“This increase represents a 17.6% positivity rate. The proportion of positive new cases or total of new tests today is 17.6%, which is lower than yesterday (19.0%). The 7-day average is 19.8% today, which is lower than yesterday's 20.6%,” said the NICD.

There have also been 80 more hospital admissions due to Covid-19. More than 8 800 people are currently admitted due to the virus. A total of 4 056 more Covid-19 vaccinations have been administered in the last 24-hour reporting cycle.

Overall, at least 28 329 788 jabs have been administered. | THE MERCURY

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