Dr Kerrin Begg, public health medicine specialist at the college of medicine at UCT spoke with eNCA's Sally Burdett about recent developments in COVID-19 news in the country. Courtesy of #DStv403
JOHANNESBURG - The health department reported that 5,668 new COVID-19 infections have been recorded countrywide.
Sadly, a further 119 people have died, bringing the death toll to 92,649.
Over 40,000 tests were conducted since the last report and the positivity rate stands at 14 percent.
KwaZulu-Natal has the biggest share of new cases with 1,432.
Gauteng is second, having recorded 1,310 new cases.
The Western Cape recorded 1,151 infections.
The rest of the provinces are below the 1,000 mark.
#COVID19 UPDATE: A total of 40,487 tests were conducted in the last 24hrs, with 5,668 new cases, which represents a 14% positivity rate. A further 119 #COVID19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 92,649 to date. See more here: https://t.co/Rnjuo6wJ48 pic.twitter.com/BFHDVtHque— NICD (@nicd_sa) January 11, 2022