Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced 100 more deaths owing to Covid-19, as well as 8 810 new infections, taking the total confirmed cases just under 225 000 cases since March.
This means South Africa’s coronavirus death toll now stands at 3602, with a majority of the deaths coming from the Western Cape (2192 deaths), the Eastern Cape (582), Gauteng (478) and KwaZulu-Natal (223).
The 100 deaths and 8 800 new cases were the most the country has seen since Covid-19 arrived in the country in March.
The more than 8 800 new infections reported on Wednesday night also mean South Africa had the fourth most new cases in the world, with only the USA, Brazil and India recording more cases, according to IOL
The 100 new deaths also mean the country had the 11th most new deaths, with only Brazil, USA, Mexico, India, Peru, Russia, Columbia, Iran, Chile and the UK recording more deaths on the same day.
South Africa now has the 13th most Covid-19 cases in the world, surpassing Saudi Arabia.