NATIONAL NEWS - As of Wednesday, 9 June, the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases is 1,712,939, with 8881 new cases identified, which represents a 16.5% positivity rate, National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) spokesperson, Sinenhlanhla Jimoh, said on Wednesday evening.
“The majority of new cases today are from the Gauteng province [58%], followed by the Western Cape [9%] province,” she said.
On Tuesday, infection numbers came in at 4209, with 32,225 tests conducted in the 24-hour cycle.
There are currently 66,128 active cases in the country, according to the NICD.
In addition, 127 Covid-19 related deaths have been reported as well, which brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 57,310.
With 1,589,501 total recoveries, the recovery rate currently stands at 92.8%.
A total of 11,985,750 tests have been carried out to date, with 53,732 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.
There have been 1,524,589 people vaccinated with the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine to date, according to government’s official Covid-19 site.