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South Africa recorded over 3 000 new COVID-19 cases after logging less than 2 000 infections two days in a row.  

According to the latest statistics, there are 3 163 patients who were confirmed to have contracted the virus on Wednesday, which represents a 6% positivity rate.

This means that there are now 1 482 412 cumulative cases of COVID-19 since the outbreak.

In addition, a further 276 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 47 145 to date.

Of the recent fatalities, 126 are from Gauteng, 34 from KwaZulu-Natal, 33 from the Eastern Cape, 21 from Mpumalanga and 20 from Free State.

Meanwhile, only one death occurred in the Northern Cape.  

The country now has 60 899 active cases, with 20 712 of people who are currently infected, while 9 659 are in the Western Cape.

The Free State has 7 794 active cases, 6 636 in Gauteng, 5 952 in the North West, 3 657 in the Northern Cape, 2 280 in Mpumalanga, 2 180 in Limpopo and 2 029 in Eastern Cape.

According to Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, there are 1 367 247 who beat COVID-19, representing a recovery rate of 92.7%.

The information is based on the 8 573 464 test of which 35 195 were performed in the last 24 hours.

According to the World Health Organisation, there are now 106 797 721 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 2 341 145 deaths, to date.

SAnews.gov.za

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