SA records 9,320 new COVID-19 infections; majority cases from GP, WC & NW

The majority of new cases were from the Gauteng province with 63%, followed by the Western Cape at 11% and the North West at 6%.

Gauteng Premier David Makhura during a visit to the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital on 12 June 2021, where Acting Health Minister Mmamolo Kubayi-Ngubane had been to assess progress in the vaccination campaign in the province. Picture: Twitter/@GautengProvince

JOHANNESBURG – A staggering 9,320 new COVID-19 infections have been recorded in South Africa in the latest 24-hour cycle.

This brings the overall known caseload in the country to 1,739,425.

The department of health has reported 114 coronavirus-related deaths in the same period, which brought the national death toll to 57,706.

The majority of new cases were from the Gauteng province with 63%, followed by the Western Cape at 11% and the North West at 6%.

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The recovery rate has dropped slightly from 92.4% to 92.1%

Meanwhile, acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said, on Saturday, that an intervention team will be deployed to assist Gauteng to deal with the upsurge in COVID-19 new infections.

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Kubayi-Ngubane was speaking during her visit to the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto.

"We will be able to send an intervention team into Gauteng that will assist us with the human capital. That finalisation we are doing with the Premier together with the MEC".

The acting minister was in Gauteng to assess the progress of the vaccination campaign.

Additional reporting by Edwin Ntshidi

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