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    COVID-19: SA records 5284 cases and 6 deaths – 17,3% positivity

    South Africa recorded 5284 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, 25 May, according to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD). The 30 554 tests conducted over the past 24 hours represent a positivity rate of 17,3 percent.


    The 5284 new COVID-19 cases detected in South Africa on Wednesday brings the total number of active cases in the country to 55 077. Six people died of COVID-19-related complications in the last 24 to 48 hours, according to the NICD.

    The National Department of Health added 41 deaths, including the aforementioned six, bringing the death toll to 101 043.

    There were 113 people admitted to hospital for COVID-19 treatment within the past 24 hours. The 262 private and 408 public hospitals reporting to the NICD now have 3233 patients admitted.

    ‘The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is (17.3%), and is higher than yesterday (15.7%).  The 7-day average is (18.3%) today, and is lower than yesterday (19.1%). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased,’ said the NICD.

    7-day moving average. Graphic: NICD.


    The majority of the cases identified on Wednesday were found in Gauteng (32%), followed by Western Cape (28%) and KwaZulu-Natal with 13 percent.

    The Eastern Cape accounted for 9 percent, Free State had 6 percent, while North West had 4 percent and Mpumalanga and Northern Cape each accounted for 3 percent.

    Limpopo rounded off the day’s cases with 2 percent.

    The list below shows the new COVID-19 cases identified by province:

    • Eastern Cape – 500 cases;
    • Free State – 298 cases;
    • Gauteng –  1672 cases;
    • KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) – 661 cases;
    • Limpopo – 94 cases;
    • Mpumalanga – 167 cases;
    • North West – 215 cases;
    • Northern Cape – 179 cases;
    • Western Cape – 1498 cases.

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