For the second day in a row, SA surpassed its highest ever single-day enhance in Covid-19 infections.
Well being minister Dr Zweli Mkhize stated on Thursday that 14,305 new infections have been confirmed for the reason that launch of Wednesday’s figures, taking the nationwide tally to 968,563 confirmed circumstances up to now.
It is a new single-day excessive, surpassing the 14,046 new infections introduced on Wednesday.
The variety of new circumstances got here from 56,008 checks, which interprets to a positivity fee of 25.54%.
There are at the moment 119,602 lively circumstances throughout SA. The bulk are within the Western Cape (38,245) and KwaZulu-Natal (38,123). Gauteng has 19,712 confirmed lively circumstances. All different provinces have fewer than 10,000 lively circumstances.
Mkhize additionally introduced that 326 Covid-19 associated deaths had been recorded prior to now 24 hours. Of those, 110 have been within the Western Cape, 109 within the Japanese Cape, 81 in KZN, 22 in Gauteng and 4 within the Free State.
Which means 25,983 deaths have been confirmed in SA because of the coronavirus pandemic.