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A significant increase in new covid 19 cases as SA records 8,500 in a day

According to the most recent National Institute of Communicable Diseases data, the number of new Covid-19 cases nearly doubled between Tuesday and Wednesday. According to NICD data released on Wednesday, there were 8,561 new illnesses recorded in the previous 24 hours, up from 4,373 reported the day before.

There would also be concerns about the optimism rate, which increased from 10.2 percent on Tuesday to 16.5 percent on Wednesday. Health experts had previously stated that a positive rate of 12% was reason for alarm. Gauteng is the worst-affected province, with 6,168 instances reported in the previous 24 hours (up from 3,143 on Tuesday). The Western Cape had 626 instances (up from 275), KwaZulu-Natal had 476 (up from 259), Mpumalanga had 375 (up from 139), and the North West had 253. (up from 200).

According to NICD health department records, 28 Covid-19-related fatalities occurred on the previous day. To date, there have been 2,976,613 confirmed cases and 89,871 confirmed fatalities from the virus. "Today, the proportion of positive new cases/total new tests is 16.5 percent, which is higher than yesterday (10.7 percent ). Today's seven-day average is 10.3 percent, which is higher than yesterday "(8.5%)," according to the NICD. In addition, there were 135 hospital admissions in the previous 24 hours, up from 119 on Tuesday. In SA's hospitals, 2,550 individuals are being treated for Covid-19-related problems.

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