File: An isolation room for people screened who test positive for COVID-19 symptoms. AFP/Luca Sola
JOHANNESBURG - The country’s COVID-19 infections are showing little sign of slowing down.
On Thursday, 8,920 new cases have been reported.
Most of them were recorded in Gauteng, with 3,484 new infections.
It’s followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 1,942 new infections.
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Meanwhile, the Western Cape recorded 1,461 new cases.
Sadly, eight more deaths have been recorded.
The positivity rate stands at 23.1 percent.
#COVID19 UPDATE: 38,557 tests were conducted in the last 24hrs, with 8,920 new cases, representing a 23.1% positivity rate. @HealthZA reports 21 deaths; of which 8 occurred in the past 24-48 hours. The cumulative COVID-19 deaths are 100,630. See more here: https://t.co/90UAnzPJLJ pic.twitter.com/bhoowHBC0W— NICD (@nicd_sa) May 12, 2022