SA records 8,524 new cases, 11 more deaths

As of Saturday 7 May, the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases detected in South Africa is 3,835,902 with 8,524 new cases identified.

This represents a 31.1% positivity rate, according to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD).

eleven COVID-19 Related deaths have been reported – five of which have occurred in the past 24 to 48 hours – bringing the total number of deaths to 100,516.

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There have been 66 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours.

The total number of recoveries stands at 3,676,810 with a recovery rate of 97%. South Africa currently has 58,576 active cases.

A total of 24,654,271 tests have been conducted so far in both the public and private sectors.

The total number of vaccines administered so far in the country stands at 35,112,052 as of May 6.

Provincial division

Most of the new cases of Covid-19 came from Gauteng (3,290), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (2278) and Western Cape (1,379).

Then follows Eastern Cape (547), while Free State and Mpumalanga recorded 392 and 216 new cases respectively.

North West recorded 185 cases followed by Northern Cape (149) and Limpopo (88), which recorded the lowest cases of the day.

Sanitary rules

government has extended the deadline so that South Africans have a say in the proposed amendments to National health law as of July 5, 2022.

According to the Department of Health, the extension is in line with legal requirements and will give the department sufficient time to review and consider all comments and representations on the regulations.

So the department published in the gazette limited regulation, which took effect Thursday.

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the draft regulationswhich aim to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic and other conditions notifiable outside the National State of disaster were published in the gazette for public comment in March.

The government hopes to use the new National Health Act regulations to manage the pandemic outside of Disaster Management Act following the lift of last month’s state of disaster.