500 Covid-19 infections in Gauteng in 24 hours, 789 cases across SA

19 November 2021 - 20:31 By TimesLIVE
There were more than 500 new Covid-19 cases recorded in Gauteng in the past 24 hours, the NICD said on Friday.
There were more than 500 new Covid-19 cases recorded in Gauteng in the past 24 hours, the NICD said on Friday.
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There were more than 500 new Covid-19 cases recorded in Gauteng in the past 24 hours, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases said on Friday.

The province accounted for 509 of the 789 new cases across SA in the past day — or 65% of the national cases.

The next worst-hit provinces were the Northern Cape (59), and the North West and the Western Cape (both 46).

This means that there have been 2,928,288 confirmed cases across the country since the outbreak of the virus.

According to the NICD, there were also seven Covid-19 related deaths recorded in the past day, taking the total fatalities to date to 89,562.

There were also 38 new hospital admissions in the past day, taking the total number of people currently admitted to 2,895.

TimesLIVE


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