South Africa recorded 472 new confirmed Covid-19 infections on Wednesday and 62 deaths, bringing the confirmed death toll to 89 049.
According to a statement by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), as of Wednesday, the country recorded 2 920 581 laboratory-confirmed cases.
"The NICD… reports that 472 new Covid-19 cases have been identified in South Africa, representing a 1.4% positivity rate," the statement read.
According to the Department of Health, 21 924 915 vaccine doses have been administered. Of those, 191 264 were administered in the last 24-hour reporting cycle. To date, 14 991 375 people are fully vaccinated.
Gauteng has recorded 919 173 cumulative cases, KwaZulu-Natal 515 386 and the Western Cape 513 453.
"The majority of new cases today (Wednesday) are from Gauteng (22%), followed by Western Cape, accounting for 19%. KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 14%; Northern Cape accounted for 13%; Free State accounted for 9%; Eastern Cape, North West and Mpumalanga each accounted for 7%; and Limpopo accounted for 3% of today's new cases," said NICD spokesperson Sinenhlanhla Jimoh.
Gauteng recorded 103 new cases on Wednesday, the Western Cape 88 and KwaZulu-Natal 68.
There were 29 new Covid-19 hospital admissions in the last 24-hour cycle. As of Wednesday, 3 993 people were in public and private hospitals for Covid-19.
South Africa has conducted 18 440 973 tests, of which 33 030 were carried out in the last 24-hour cycle.