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Covid-19 related deaths climb by 126, nearly 13,000 new cases in one day

30 December 2021 - 19:39 By TimesLIVE
There has been an increase of 472 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours, the NICD said on Thursday. Stock photo.
There has been an increase of 472 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours, the NICD said on Thursday. Stock photo.
Image: 123RF/Yuriy Klochan

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reported an additional 126 Covid-19 related deaths on Thursday.

This brings the total fatalities recorded since the pandemic started in SA to 91,061.

“Today the institute reports 12,979 new Covid-19 cases that have been identified in SA, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,446,532. This increase represents a 28.1% positivity rate,” reported the NICD.

The majority of the latest cases were from KwaZulu-Natal (27%), followed by Western Cape (26%) and Gauteng at 17%. The Eastern Cape accounted for 12%, the Free State 5% and the North West 4%, while Limpopo, Mpumalanga and the Northern Cape each accounted for 3%.

“There has been an increase of 472 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours.”

The majority of the latest cases were from KwaZulu-Natal.
The majority of the latest cases were from KwaZulu-Natal.
Image: NICD

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