Covid-19- SA Records Another 6381 Infections, 9 Deaths.

South Africa recorded 6 381 new confirmed Covid-19 infections on Monday.

As of Monday, the country recorded 3 038 075 laboratory-confirmed cases. There have been nine new Covid-19 deaths, bringing the death toll to 89 975, National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) confirmed.

“The NICD… reports that 6 381 new Covid-19 cases have been identified in South Africa, representing a 26.4% positivity rate,” the NICD said.

#COVID19 UPDATE: A total of 24,159 tests were conducted in the last 24hrs, with 6 381 new cases, which represents a 26.4% positivity rate. A further 9 #COVID19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 89,975 to date. See more here: https://t.co/BT1tQYpcWk pic.twitter.com/GJQqBIw9uW— NICD (@nicd_sa) December 6, 2021

Most new cases were recorded in Gauteng (70%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (10%). The Western Cape accounted for 6%; Mpumalanga 5%; Limpopo 3%; the Free State and North West 2% each; and the Eastern Cape and Northern Cape 1% each, said NICD spokesperson Sinenhlanhla Jimoh.

Gauteng recorded 4 488 new cases on Monday, KwaZulu-Natal 635 and the Western Cape 356.

There were 175 new hospital admissions in the last 24-hour cycle. As of Monday, 3 517 people were in hospital for Covid-19.

South Africa conducted 19 785 993 cumulative tests, of which 24 159 were carried out in the last 24-hour cycle.

A total of 26 490 416 vaccine doses have been administered. Of those, 133 468 were administered in the last 24-hour cycle. To date, 14 833 793 adults are fully vaccinated, and 621 146 children have received one vaccine dose, Department of health said.

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