Covid-19 Statistics were released on Wednesday by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases and showed that the new Covid-19 cases had increased for the second day in row .There were 42 686 tests that were carried out on Wednesday , and there were 4 514 positive cases that were detected . This represented a positivity rate of 10.6% . This rate was also an increase when compared to the positivity rate that was detected on Tuesday .The cumulative number of positive cases in South Africa since Covid-19 was detected in South Africa is now 3 590 399 .
Statistics that were released on Wednesday revealed that there were 3 429 498 recoveries that had been made from the pandemic . Some people may have recovered from Covid-19 , but it should be noted that there are still active Covid-19 cases in the country . The number of active cases as of Wednesday the 26th of January is now 66 410 .Since the active cases of Covid-19 are still high , it would be ideal for people in South Africa to strive to adhere so basic Covid-19 protocols . These are inclusive of making sure that hands are sanitized on a regular basis .
Another identified good way of helping curb spread the pandemic is by wearing masks . When people wear masks , they help reduce the chances of getting infected and infecting others .It was also noted from the Statistics that were shared by the National Institute for Communicable Diseaes that there were 20 people who died as a result of Covid-19 related infections . The cumulative number of fatalities in the country of South Africa now stands at 94 491 . Still moving on , it should be noted that even though the number of people who died on Wednesday may have decreased , it is still a loss to South Africa .
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