The latest Covid-19 cases in South Africa. Photo: Stock/Canva

COVID-19: SA records 2032 cases and 1 death

South Africa recorded 2032 new cases and 1 death on Wednesday. The majority of the infections were found in Gauteng, KZN and Western Cape.


The latest Covid-19 cases in South Africa. Photo: Stock/Canva

South Africa recorded 2032 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, 6 April, according to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD). The 23 731 tests conducted over the past 24 hours represent a positivity rate of 8,6 percent.


The 2032 new COVID-19 cases detected in South Africa on Wednesday brings the total number of active cases in the country to 12 629. One person died of COVID-19-related complications in the last 24 to 48 hours, according to the NICD.

The National Department of Health added three more deaths on Wednesday, including the aforementioned one, bringing the death toll to 100 070. The additional deaths are the result of an ongoing audit exercise, which could result in a backlog.

There were 40 people admitted to hospital for COVID-19 treatment within the latest testing cycle. The 259 private and 407 public hospitals reporting to the NICD now have 2486 patients admitted.

“The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is (8.6%), and is higher than yesterday (6.2%). The 7-day average is (6.2%) today, and is higher than yesterday (5.9%),” said the NICD.


The majority of the cases identified on Wednesday were found in Gauteng (40%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (24%) and the Western Cape with 22 percent.

The Eastern Cape accounted for 5 percent while Mpumalanga, Free State and North West had 2 percent each, respectively.

Limpopo and Northern Cape rounded off the day’s cases with 1 percent each.

The list below shows the new COVID-19 cases identified by province:

  • Eastern Cape – 111 cases;
  • Free State – 41 cases;
  • Gauteng –  808 cases;
  • KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) – 484 cases;
  • Limpopo – 29 cases;
  • Mpumalanga – 44 cases;
  • North West – 45 cases;
  • Northern Cape – 22 cases;
  • Western Cape – 448 cases; and
  • Unallocated – 0 cases.