Over 26,000 Covid-19 cases reported on Saturday with more than 16,000 in Gauteng

Over 26,000 Covid-19 cases reported on Saturday with more than 16,000 in Gauteng. The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases on Saturday surged to 26,485 according to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases.

Another 175 deaths were reported, bringing SA’s overall death toll to 61,507. SA now has a total of 2,046,311 laboratory-confirmed cases.

Gauteng still accounts for the majority of new cases (61%), followed by the Western Cape (11%), and Limpopo (7%). A staggering 16,091 cases were confirmed in Gauteng for Saturday, compared to 2,999 in the Western Cape and 1,780 in Limpopo.

Another 557 people were admitted to hospital on Saturday. A total of 13,846 people are currently in hospital countrywide with Covid-19.

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