A further 281 people have passed away from COVID-19-related complications in the past 24-hours, taking the national death toll since the pandemic outbreak in South Africa to 84 608.
The country has also recorded 5 885 new COVID-19 infections, with total positive cases now at 2 848 925.
Latest COVID-19 stats:
The NICD says, “The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (23%), followed by Western Cape (22%). Eastern Cape accounted for 16%; Free State accounted for 11%; Gauteng Province accounted for 9%; North West accounted for 7%; Northern Cape accounted for 6%; Mpumalanga accounted for 4%, and Limpopo accounted for 2% of new cases.”