SA records 3,056 new COVID-19 cases, 17 deaths

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File: A patient with COVID-19 is treated in a hospital. AFP/Rodger Bosch

JOHANNESBURG - The latest Covid-19 numbers are out and 3,056 new cases have been reported nationwide.

Sadly, 17 more people have died.

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The majority of new cases on Thursday are from Gauteng with 1,129 followed by the Western Cape's 536 and 414 new cases in KwaZulu-Natal.

All other provinces recorded fewer than 400 new infections.

Over 34,000 tests were conducted with an 8.8 percent positivity rate.


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