SA Covid cases surge, positivity rate 16.5%

The number of new confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa surged to 8 881 on June 9, with a positivity rate of 16.5% on test conducted.

“The increased number of tests and cases, and increased positivity are all evidence of the predicted third surge in Covid-19 cases,” the National Institute of Communicable Diseases said in a statement on Wednesday. The commercial hub of Gauteng accounted for 58% of the new cases.

South Africa is officially the nation worst affected by coronavirus on the continent with over 57 000 deaths and 1.7 million confirmed infections.

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