Deepening Democracy through Access to Information
Home / Covid-19 News RSS ← Back

Email this article

separate emails by commas, maximum limit of 4 addresses

Sponsored by


Article Enquiry

Covid-19: South Africa records 6 381 new infections and 9 deaths


Embed Video

Covid-19: South Africa records 6 381 new infections and 9 deaths

Covid-19 vaccines

7th December 2021

By: News24Wire


Font size: -+

South Africa recorded 6 381 new confirmed Covid-19 infections on Monday.

According to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), as of Monday, the country recorded 3 038 075 laboratory-confirmed cases. There have been nine new Covid-19 deaths, bringing the death toll to 89 975.


"The NICD… reports that 6 381 new Covid-19 cases have been identified in South Africa, representing a 26.4% positivity rate," the NICD said.

Gauteng recorded 996 911 cumulative cases, the Western Cape 522 934 and KwaZulu-Natal 522 921.


Most new cases were recorded in Gauteng (70%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (10%). The Western Cape accounted for 6%; Mpumalanga 5%; Limpopo 3%; the Free State and North West 2% each; and the Eastern Cape and Northern Cape 1% each, said NICD spokesperson Sinenhlanhla Jimoh.

Gauteng recorded 4 488 new cases on Monday, KwaZulu-Natal 635 and the Western Cape 356.

There were 175 new hospital admissions in the last 24-hour cycle. As of Monday, 3 517 people were in hospital for Covid-19.

South Africa conducted 19 785 993 cumulative tests, of which 24 159 were carried out in the last 24-hour cycle.

According to the Department of Health, 26 490 416 vaccine doses have been administered. Of those, 133 468 were administered in the last 24-hour cycle. To date, 14 833 793 adults are fully vaccinated, and 621 146 children have received one vaccine dose.


To subscribe email or click here
To advertise email or click here

Comment Guidelines

About is a product of Creamer Media.

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Engineering News
Mining Weekly
Research Channel Africa

Read more


We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store


Advertising on is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email

View options
Free daily email newsletter Register Now