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SA Covid-19 information released on Saturday the 22nd of January by the NICD

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases shared some information regarding Covid-19 in South Africa on Saturday . The information sought to inform people about the rate of Covid-19 infections , fatalities as well as how the provinces performed regarding the pandemic .

As of Saturday the 22nd of January ,South Africa managed to identify 3049 new Covid-19 positive cases . This was a decrease as compared to what was recorded on Friday evening .

The new Covid-19 daily figure took the total number of infections to 3 579 428 as of Saturday evening . South Africa still has to deal with 79 652 active cases of the virus .

It was noted in the information that was shared by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases that there were 33 117 tests that were carried out on Saturday , and the country recorded a positivity rate of only 9.2% .

It was sad however that there were 13 people who succumbed to the virus on the 22nd of January 2022. The cumulative total number of fatalities from Covid-19 now stands at 94 063 .The information at hand shows how serious the issue of Covid-19 should be treated . People need to take great care of themselves to avoid contracting the virus .

The province that recorded the highest number of new daily infections was Gauteng .Gauteng recorded a total of 774 new Covid-19 cases .The figure was higher than any figure recorded by any other province in South Africa .

The province that had the second highest figure was Western Cape which recorded 580 new cases , whereas Kwa-Zulu Natal was on 462 . Only North West province had less than 100 new Covid-19 cases , as it had 78 cases .The new cases may have decreased across the country , but there should be no room for complacency .

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