SA records 2 647 new COVID-19 cases

Thursday, June 2, 2022

South Africa has recorded 2 647 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 960 424.

This increase represents an 11.3% positivity rate.

The National Department of Health has recorded 29 deaths and of these, six occurred in the past 24 to 48 hours.

According to the department, there has been an increase of 86 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours.

The cumulative COVID-19 deaths are 100 219 to date.

To date, 25 288 429 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors.

In the public sector, 11 499 015 tests were conducted, while 13 789 414 tests were conducted in the private sector.

According to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, the majority of new cases are from Gauteng (34%), followed by the Western Cape (23%).

KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 12% of the new cases, Eastern Cape 10%; Free State 6%; Mpumalanga, North West and Northern Cape 4% each and Limpopo 2%.

The cumulative number of cases by province is as follows: Gauteng 909, KwaZulu-Natal 322, Free State 165, North West 109, Mpumalanga 100, Limpopo 64, Northern Cape 104, Eastern Cape 268 and Western Cape 606. – SAnews.gov.za

 

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