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healthcareTimesLive reports that the Covid-19 positivity rate jumped to 25.3% on Wednesday with 10,017 new infections recorded. This brought to 69,872 the number of active cases.

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reported 50 deaths, with at least 10 of these having occurred in the past 24-48 hours. The cumulative Covid-19 deaths are 100,609 to date. The majority of new cases were from Gauteng at 3,946 or 39%, followed by KwaZulu-Natal, at 2,092 (21%). The Western Cape accounted for 1,749 cases (17%), the Eastern Cape for 645 (6%) and Free State for 600 (6%). Mpumalanga with 323 cases and North West with 326 each accounted for 3%; the Northern Cape accounted for 323 cases at 2%; and Limpopo accounted for 104 cases, at 1% of the new cases.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Alex Patrick at TimesLive

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