South Africa has recorded 3 658 new COVID-19 cases, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 564 578.
This increase represents a 9.2% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng Province and KwaZulu-Natal (22% each), followed by Western Cape (20%).
The Institute of Communicable Diseases says due to the ongoing audit exercise by the National Department of Health, there may be a backlog of COVID-19 mortality cases reported.
It has reported a further 100 deaths and of these, 30 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 93 551 to date.
21 855 117 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors.
Below are the latest coronavirus statistics: