Cape Town – South Africa recorded 11 125 new Covid-19 infections on Sunday.
According to the National Department of Health, one succumbed person to the virus, bringing the total number of deaths to 89 966.
“The cumulative number of recoveries now stands at 2 858 144 with a recovery rate of 94.3%,” the department said.
As of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 3 031 694 with 11 125 new cases reported. Today 1 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 89 966 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2 858 144 with a recovery rate of 94,3% pic.twitter.com/DaLEpE5C6c
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) December 5, 2021
The health department confirmed last week that the country had entered the fourth wave of the pandemic.
On Sunday, 47 708 tests were performed with a positivity rate of 23.8%.
According to News24, Gauteng continued to account for the majority of new cases, with 7 929 infections, followed by the Western Cape (807) and KwaZulu-Natal (687).
“#COVID19 UPDATE: A total of 46 708 tests were conducted in the last 24hrs, with 11 125 new cases, which represents a 23.8% positivity rate. A further 1 #COVID19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 89 966 to date,” said the government-run National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD).
#COVID19 UPDATE: A total of 46,708 tests were conducted in the last 24hrs, with 11,125 new cases, which represents a 23.8% positivity rate. A further 1 #COVID19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 89,966 to date pic.twitter.com/KSIrqfyHjE
— NICD (@nicd_sa) December 5, 2021
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Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo