“Today, the institution announces the discovery of 339 new COVID-19 cases in South Africa, bringing the overall number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,923 393. This implies a 1.1 percent increase in positive.
“According to the National Department of Health, 44 more COVID-19-related deaths have been documented, bringing the total number of deaths to 89,295.
According to the NICD, a total of 18,670 029 tests were done in both the public and private sectors.
The majority of Friday's cases were recorded in Gauteng, with 26 percent, followed by the Western Cape with 19 percent and KZN with 14 percent, according to the organization.
The Free State accounted for 13% of new cases, while the Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga, and Northern Cape each had 7%.
The North West accounted for 6% of new cases, whereas Limpopo accounted for 1%.
According to the NICD, the overall number of new Covid-19 cases on Friday was 1.1 percent higher than on Thursday (1 percent ).
There have been 41 new hospital admissions in the last 24 hours, according to the NICD. This brings the total number of persons in hospitals to 3895.
Meanwhile, the Department of Health announced that healthcare workers who took part in the Sisonke trial will receive an SMS inviting them to take part in Sisonke part 2, which involves frontline healthcare workers getting a booster shot for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine they received in February.
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