COVID-19 in SA: 2,952 new cases recorded

COVID-19 infections are on the rise, but there's been no surge in hospitalisations. A recent Sisonke study has found that the J&J vaccine prevents 82 percent of admissions. Epidemiologist Salim Abdool Karim spoke with eNCA's Shahan Ramkissoon. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The NICD said 2,952 new COVID-19 cases have been recorded.

Gauteng is still leading infections with 1,386 cases.

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KwaZulu-Natal is second with 528 and the Western Cape is third with 417.

Sadly, eight more people have died but the death toll has increased by 16 due to the ongoing audit.

Over 17,500 tests were conducted representing a 16.8 percent positivity rate.


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