South Africa records 5, 372 New COVID-19 Cases

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South Africa has recorded 5,372 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24-hour reporting cycle, with a further 282 COVID-19 related deaths recorded.

According to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD), this brings the total number of laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases to 2,829,435, with 83,899 fatalities reported to date.

The NICD said 43,632 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours, which indicates a positivity rate of about 12.3 percent.

The provincial breakdown of new cases is as follows: KwaZulu-Natal has the majority of new cases at 1,348; Eastern Cape 1,287; Western Cape 948; Free State 581; Gauteng 457; Mpumalanga 250; North West 268; Northern Cape 154 and Limpopo 79.

The institute said 302 more people were hospitalized – bringing the total number of current hospitalizations to 11, 429.

Meanwhile, the Health Department has reported that 202,637 COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the last 24-hour reporting cycle.

This brings the cumulative number of vaccines administered to 13,892,301.