SA records more than 11 125 new cases on Sunday

December 6, 2021

Most cases are still in Gauteng, but a spike is imminent in other provinces.

outh Africa has on Sunday recorded a staggering 11 125 new COVID-19 infections across the country. The majority of which (just over 7 000 cases) were reported in Gauteng, which has been the epicenter of the fourth wave of infections.

However, a spike is being seen in other provinces like the Western Cape as well. Scientists and modellers did correctly predict that the start of December would mark the beginning of the fourth wave in the country.

The Western Cape reported 807 cases, KwaZulu-Natal reported 687 cases. Mpumalanga reported 389 cases. Limpopo reported 372 cases and North West reported 441 cases.

Along with the number of new infections, one more death has also been reported on Sunday, which brings the total number of COVID-related deaths to 89 966 people.

According to the authorities, South Africa now has a positivity rating of 23.8%, which is a much higher figure than the country has seen over the course of the last few weeks, which was on the heels of the devastating third wave of Coronavirus infections.

In the past 24 hours, more than 46 708 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in the country. This number includes tests performed in the public and private sectors.

Medical experts have come to the fore to voice their concerns about the fact that the new Omicron variant seems to be much more infectious than previous strains of the virus.

At this stage, South Africa has not yet seen an increase in lockdown restrictions, but the Coronavirus Command Council is set to meet this week to discuss the possibility of further lockdown measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 during the festive season.