Biggest single-day increase as SA records 1,673 new Covid-19 cases

SA’s Covid-19 cases climbed to 25,937 on Wednesday, with 552 deaths. Image: 123RF/ktsdesign

In what is the biggest single-day increase to date, 1,673 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in South Africa in the last 24 hours.

The country went from 24,264 cases on Tuesday to 25,937 cases on Wednesday.

The death toll jumped from 524 to 552 – and increase of 28 deaths.

The provincial breakdown of cases, deaths and recoveries was on Monday provided as:

  • Western Cape — 16,893 cases, 391 deaths, 8,504 recoveries;
  • Gauteng — 3,167 cases, 31 deaths, 1,955 recoveries;
  • Eastern Cape — 3,047 cases, 70 deaths, 1,491 recoveries;
  • KwaZulu-Natal — 2,186 cases, 49 deaths, 1,180 recoveries;
  • Free State — 221 cases, 6 deaths, 123 recoveries;
  • Limpopo — 141 cases, 3 deaths, 67 recoveries;
  • North West — 128 cases, 1 death, 39 recoveries;
  • Mpumalanga — 106 cases, 0 deaths, 62 recoveries; and
  • Northern Cape — 48 cases, 1 deaths, 30 recoveries.

The figures are from a total of 634,996 tests, of which 29,005 were in the last 24-hour reporting cycle.

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