South Africa reports 8,524 new cases, 11 more deaths

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

This represents a 31.1% positive rate, according to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases.NICD).

Eleven COVID-19 Related deaths were reported, five of which occurred in the last 24–48 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 100,516.

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There have been 66 hospitalizations in the last 24 hours.

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

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

The total number of vaccines introduced in the country as of May 6 is 35,112,052.

Provincial breakdown

The majority of new Covid-19 cases have occurred in Gauteng (3290), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (2278) and the Western Cape (1379).

This is followed by the Eastern Cape with 547, while the Free State and Mpumalanga have 392 and 216 new cases, respectively.

The Northwest has 185 cases, followed by the Northern Cape (149) and Limpopo (88), which recorded the lowest number of cases in a day.

Sanitary regulations

The government has extended the term for the South Africans to speak out on the proposed amendments to National Health Act until July 5, 2022.

According to the Department of Health, the extension complies with legal requirements and will allow the department enough time to review and review all comments and submissions on the rules.

Department also published in the newspaper limited rules that went into effect on Thursday.

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draft ruleswhich are aimed at combating the Covid-19 pandemic and other notifiable conditions outside the National Distress state were posted for public comment in March.

The government hopes to use the new provisions of the National Health Act to fight the pandemic outside the US. Disaster Management Law after climb state of distress last month.