Wednesday, 23 February 2022

Pretoria: South Africa has recorded 3 118 new COVID-19 cases, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 665 149.

According to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), the majority of new cases are from Gauteng (36%), followed by the Western Cape (21%). KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 15%, Mpumalanga 9% and the North West 7% of the new cases.

The Free State accounted for 4%, the Eastern Cape and Limpopo each accounted for 3%, and the Northern Cape 1% of the new cases.

The Department of Health has reported 110 deaths and of these, six (6) occurred in the past 24–48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 98 978 to date.

In total, 22 964 127 tests were conducted in both the public and private sectors. In the public sector, 10 505 215 tests were conducted, while 12 458 912 tests were conducted in the private sector.