Cape Town – South Africa has recorded 1 571 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 3 693 532 since the start of the pandemic, the National Department of Health said on Saturday.
This increase represents a 5.8% positivity rate, with 27 027 tests conducted in both private and public hospitals.
At least three Covid-related deaths were reported, bringing total fatalities to 99 712.
“As of today, the cumulative number of #Covid-19 cases identified in SA is 3 693 532 with 1 571 new cases reported. Today 03 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 99 712 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stands at 3 573 469 with a recovery rate of 96.7%,” said the health department in a statement.
As of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 3 693 532 with 1 571 new cases reported. Today 03 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 99 712 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 3 573 469 with a recovery rate of 96.7% pic.twitter.com/kMe7s3gaxJ
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) March 12, 2022
Gauteng accounted for the majority of cases, with 533 new infections, followed by Western Cape (382), KwaZulu-Natal (313).
At the least was Northern Cape, with just 18 new cases.
#COVID19 UPDATE: 27,027 tests were conducted in the last 24hrs, with 1,571 new cases, representing a 5.8% positivity rate. Today @HealthZA reports 3 deaths; of these 1 occurred in the past 24–48 hours. Total fatalities are 99,712 to date. See more here: https://t.co/5vOSfjVn2r pic.twitter.com/CqJfpOsqMX
— NICD (@nicd_sa) March 12, 2022
Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo