NICD reports more than 4 300 new COVID-19 cases

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has reported that at least 4 344 new COVID-19 cases have been detected over the past 24 hour reporting period.

This represents a positivity rate of some 20.34% and brings the cumulative number of infections to at least 3 891 793.

The provincial breakdown of new cases is as follows:

• Gauteng new cases 1 897;

• Western Cape in second with at least 884;

• Some 839 new cases have been reported in KwaZulu-Natal;

• The Free State reports 188 new cases;

• The Eastern Cape has 162 new cases;

• In Mpumalanga, some 124 new cases have been recorded;

• At least 113 more new cases are reported in the North West;

• The Northern Cape reported some 111 new cases; and

• Limpopo reported the least new cases at 26.

Two more deaths as a result of COVID-19 infection have been reported bringing the cumulative total to some 100 755.

Meanwhile, the National Health Department reports that 3 638 more COVID-19 vaccines were administered over the past 24 hours.

Some 35 441 399 jabs have been administered since the rollout of the vaccine began.

Source: South African Government News Agency