Cape Town - South Africa’s National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) recorded 912 new Covid-19 infections on Tuesday, in addition to one death in the past 24-48 hours.
“Today the institute reports 912 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 705 696,” the NICD said in its daily report.
78% of the country’s new infections were identified in Gauteng, Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.
A total of 19 376 tests were conducted which represents a positivity rate of 4.7% when the number of new infections are considered.
“Due to the ongoing audit exercise by the National Department of Health (NDoH), there may be a backlog of COVID-19 mortality cases reported. Today, the NDoH reports 3 deaths and of these, 1 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours,”the institute added.
There was an increase of 34 hospital admissions in the last 24 hours. The number of current admissions decreased from 2 010 on Monday, to 2 003 on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, 76 276 vaccines were administered across the country in the last 24 hours - The majority occurred in Gauteng (22 089), followed by 10 044 in the Eastern Cape and 9 715 in the Western Cape.
Breakdown of SA’s new cases per province:
- Gauteng: 300
- Western Cape: 212
- KwaZulu-Natal: 197
- North West: 67
- Mpumalanga: 41
- Eastern Cape: 41
- Free State: 26
- Limpopo: 25
- Northern Cape: 3