South Africa has recorded 11 093 new COVID-19 cases, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 1 843 572.

This increase represents a 23.7 % positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from the Gauteng province (67%), followed by the Western Cape (8%).

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has also confirmed a further 297 COVID-19 related deaths bringing total fatalities to 59 092  to date.

An increase of 575 hospital admissions have been reported in the past 24 hours. 12 633 235 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors.

The latest coronavirus statistics in South Africa:

 

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has indicated that there’s a likelihood of further stricter measures, as the country deals with the effects of the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He says the matter will be discussed by the National Coronavirus Council. Ramaphosa says he’s also worried by the rate of infections in Gauteng. Military medics have been deployed to the province to alleviate the strain on healthcare workers.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is concerned about the rising number of cases in the country: