File: A healthcare worker standing at an intensive care unit. AFP/Christof Stache
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa recorded 3,118 new COVID-19 infections in the past 24 hours.
Gauteng is the only province above three figures as it recorded 1,114 new cases.
The Western Cape has the second most infections with 658 infections.
It’s followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 463 new infections.
The rest of the provinces each recorded fewer than 300 infections.
The positivity rate stands at 8.7 percent.
Sadly, six more people have died due to COVID-19 related complications.
#COVID19 UPDATE: 35,870 tests were conducted in the last 24hrs, with 3,118 new cases, which represents an 8.7% positivity rate. Today @HealthZA reports 110 deaths; of which 6 occurred in the past 24–48 hrs. Total fatalities are 98,978 to date. See more: https://t.co/OxGfStx0YB pic.twitter.com/aW3rPKaYZ5— NICD (@nicd_sa) February 23, 2022