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.
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.