KZN is SA’s new Covid-19 hotspot
KwaZulu-Natal accounted for almost 2,500 of SA's more than 8,500 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, reported Times Live (20 Dec 2021).
According to the latest update of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) 8,515 new cases were reported, taking the total number of confirmed infections to 3,316,585. Of the new cases, 2,496 were in KwaZulu-Natal, 1,890 in Gauteng and 1,625 in the Western Cape. The Eastern Cape recorded 651 new cases and the North West 601.105 Covid-19-related deaths were reported, taking the total number of fatalities to 90,453. Hospital admissions have increased to 8,435.