SA records over 11 500 new COVID-19 cases

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Coronavirus cases in South Africa continue to show a huge surge, with new infections at 11 535 in the past 24-hours, with a more than 3 000 increase from Wednesday’s figure.

This increase represents a 22.4% positivity rate. 

Total cases in the country now stand at 2 988 148.

A further 44 people have succumbed to COVID-19 related illnesses, taking total deaths to 89 915.

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According to the NICD, ” The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (72%), followed by Western Cape (6%). KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 5%. Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West each accounted for 4% respectively; Free State and Eastern Cape each accounted for 2%. Northern Cape accounted for 1%.”

Gauteng accounted for over 8 000 of all new infections.