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South Africa records low level of covid-19 infections despite political party campaigns and elections

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South Africa has seen a significant decrease in the number of covid-19 infection cases despite movements throughout the country’s provinces during the political party campaigns and elections.

The country has recorded 169 new COVID-19 cases which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 922 391.

According to the latest reports so far, The 7-day average is 1.3%. The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased.

The majority of new cases are from Gauteng province (22%) followed by Free State and KwaZulu-Natal at 17% each.

According to the Department of Health, the increase represents a 0.8% positivity rate.

The department said a further 18 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 89 197 to date.

Mpumalanga accounted for 12%, Western Cape accounted for 11%, Eastern Cape accounted for 8%, North West accounted for 7%, Northern Cape accounted for 5% and Limpopo accounted for 2% of the new cases.

18 578 882 tests were conducted in both the public and private sectors.

People are still advised to follow the COVID-19 preventative measures.

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