Sun, 01 Aug 2021

South Africa has recorded 13 575 new confirmed Covid-19 cases and 149 deaths, taking the death toll to 58 590.

According to a statement by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), the total number of laboratory confirmed cases now stood at 1 810 164, as of Saturday.

NICD spokesperson Sinenhlanhla Jimoh said the new cases represented a 23.2% positivity rate.

"The seven-day moving average daily number of cases has increased," added Jimoh.

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Gauteng accounts for the majority of new cases at 62%, followed by the Western Cape at 11%. The North West accounted for 6%, while the Free State, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga each accounted for 4%. The Eastern Cape and Limpopo each accounted for 3%, while the Northern Cape accounted for 2% of Saturday's cases.

Jimoh said a further 729 hospital admissions have been reported in the past 24 hours.

A total of 12 493 891 tests have been conducted to date in both the public and private sectors.

South Africa's recovery rate is currently at 90.6%, with a total of 1 640 849 recoveries.

Source: News24

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