507 More Hospitalised for COVID-19 as SA Records 19,018 New Infections

South Africa has recorded another 19,018 new Coronavirus infections. 

This pushes the country’s known caseload since the start of the pandemic to more than 3,112,400.

This increase represents a 22.8% positivity rate.

Twenty people have also died in South Africa after contracting the coronavirus, pushing the national death toll to 90,080

So far 2,878,855 people have recovered from the pandemic. 

The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng with (49%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal with (13%), the Western Cape accounted for 11%; and the North West accounted for 6%.

The Eastern Cape, Free State, Limpopo and Mpumalanga each accounted for 5% and Northern Cape accounted for 1% of the new cases. 

On the vaccination front, about 27 million jabs of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered so far. 

The NICD says there has also been an increase of 507 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. 

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