SA records 5 668 new COVID-19 cases

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South Africa’s COVID-19 cases have risen to 1 686 041, with 5 668 new cases reported on Friday.

67 more COVID-19 related deaths have also been reported, taking the total to 56 832.

Gauteng has the most cases with 468 654, followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 340 629.

Stats from Department of Health:

Gauteng recording high number of infections

Gauteng is consistently a high-risk COVID-19 region. The province has 20 642 active cases according to the Health Department’s last report. The province also accounts for at least half of the daily COVID-19 cases nationally.

This emerged at the provincial Command Council briefing in Johannesburg today. Pretoria, the Sedibeng region and Johannesburg are among the 16 areas flagged as hotspots. And people’s non-compliance is a cause for concern.

Concerns over rising numbers in SA’s economic hub: