13 347 new COVID-19 cases reported in SA, 226 more deaths

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The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has reported 13 347 new COVID-19 cases. This brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 1 954 466.  This increase represents a 26.2 % positivity rate.

The Gauteng province accounts for the majority of new cases (67%), followed by the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal provinces (7% each).

A further 226 COVID-19-related deaths have been reported, bringing total number of fatalities to 60 264.

COVID-19 numbers will determine whether schools will re-open or remain closed:

An increase of 711 hospital admissions has been reported in the past 24 hours and 13 062 835 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors.

The latest coronavirus cases in South Africa: