SA currently has 61,812 active cases



As of Sunday 8 May, the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases detected in South Africa is 3,841,388 with 5,486 new cases identified.

This represents a 25.3% positivity rate, according to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD).

Seven Covid-19-related deaths have been reported – five of which have occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours – bringing the total number of deaths to 100,523.

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There have been 43 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours.

The total number of recoveries stands at 3,679,053 with a recovery rate of 97%. South Africa currently has 61,812 active cases.

So far 24,675,963 tests have been conducted in both the public and private sectors.

The total number of vaccines administered so far in the country stands at 35,124,794 as of May 7.

Provincial division

Most of the new cases of Covid-19 came from Gauteng (2,213), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (1,452) and Western Cape (909).

Then follows Free State (280), while North West and Eastern Cape recorded 190 and 175 new cases, respectively.

Northern Cape recorded 131 cases followed by Mpumalanga (112) and Limpopo (22), which recorded the lowest cases of the day.