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.
Latest COVID-19 stats:
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.