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Where are the majority of new Covid-19 cases?

07 September 2021 - 07:05
KwaZulu-Natal had the highest number of infections in the past 24-hour cycle. File image.
KwaZulu-Natal had the highest number of infections in the past 24-hour cycle. File image.
Image: 123RF/Jarun Ontakrai

KwaZulu-Natal has again registered the highest number of daily Covid-19 infections in SA, according to statistics for the past 24-hour cycle.

The national health department reported 4,118 new cases in SA with 1,163 from the province.

The Eastern Cape had the second-highest number of infections with 1,005; followed by Free State with 484 and the Western Cape with 434 cases. 

The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (28%), followed by Eastern Cape (24%). Free State accounted for 12%; Western Cape 11%; and Northern Cape 9%," said the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) on Monday. 

Mpumalanga and Gauteng each accounted for 6%; North West 4%, and Limpopo 1% of new cases, the NICD said. 

There have been fewer daily cases over the past few days, with 9,199 on Friday, 8,411 on Saturday and 5,931 on Sunday. 

The cumulative Covid-19 cases are 2,824,063. The cumulative cases of Covid-19 related deaths are 83,617, according to the latest data. 

Gauteng had the highest number of vaccinations in the last 24-hours with 62,040 followed by the Western Cape at 36,650, KwaZulu-Natal 23,245 and the Eastern Cape 21,471. 


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