The number of Covid-19 infections in South Africa continued to increase on Saturday evening . Covid-19 infections rose to 3 220 .Gauteng was the province that recorded the highestnumber of daily infections , as it was on more than 2600 cases . The Western Cape had the second highest number of positive Covid-19 infections , as it recorded 121 .The positivity rate for Saturday results stood at 9.2 percent .
There were only 8 people who died as a result of the pandemic , taking the total number of deaths to date , to 89 791 .These statistics come in to the picture as South Africa announced the emergence of the new Covid-19 variant . Scientists do not have much information curectly regarding the new Covid-19 variant . However calls have been made for the members of the community to continue adhering to the Covid-19 protocols which include the wearing of masks and social distancing .
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