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South African Covid-19 Infections Rise to Third-Wave High

  • Daily Infections are at the highest level since Jan. 14
  • Weekly excess deaths at highest since last week of January
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South Africa’s daily Covid-19 infections rose to 17,493, the highest number recorded in the country’s third resurgence of the virus.

The number of infections, announced by the National Institute of Communicable Diseases on Wednesday, is the highest since Jan. 14. Of those tested 24.9% were positive for Covid-19 and 62% of the new infections were in the commercial hub of Gauteng, the NICD said.