COVID-19 in SA | Sharp increase in new infections

File: A woman receives a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. AFP/Roslan Rahman

JOHANNESBURG - The COVID-19 numbers seem to be ticking upwards.

The health department said 566 new cases were recorded on Wednesday.

Gauteng is far in the lead with 332 new cases.

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It's followed by the Western Cape with 45 new infections and KwaZulu-Natal with 37.

Limpopo, which has been recording single-digit increases, reported 38 new cases.

The positivity rate has increased to 1.6 percent while the death toll has increased by 11.


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