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South Africa’s Covid Positivity Rate Hits Three-Month High

  • About 13.4% of those who tested for the virus were infected
  • South African daily infection rate peaked in mid-December
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South Africa’s coronavirus test positivity rate climbed to the highest in more than three months, indicating that the number of undetected infections may be rising. 

Of those tested for the virus on Wednesday 13.4%, or 2,846 cases, were found to be infected, the highest proportion since Jan. 13, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases said in a statement. The rate has increased for four straight days.