Vaccinology Professor, Shabir Madhi, dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Wits University, spoke with eNCA's Sally Burdett about the coronavirus in South Africa. Courtesy of #DStv403
JOHANNESBURG - The Health Department has reported that 5,244 new COVID-19 infections have been recorded countrywide.
The Western Cape is leading with 1,389 new infections.
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It’s followed by Gauteng with just over 1,000 cases.
KwaZulu-Natal has recorded 984 infections.
Limpopo and the Eastern Cape have recorded just over 450 cases.
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The rest of the provinces are on just over 200 infections.
The positivity rate stands at 13 percent.
Sadly, in the last 24 to 48 hours, 59 people have died due to Covid-19 related complications, taking the death toll to 93,117.
#COVID19 UPDATE: A total of 40,318 tests were conducted in the last 24hrs, with 5,244 new cases, which represents a 13% positivity rate. A further 59 #COVID19 related deaths have occurred, bringing total fatalities to 93,117 to date. See more here: https://t.co/tJVgQGdVyj pic.twitter.com/8HzJ7BcufG— NICD (@nicd_sa) January 14, 2022