3 789 new coronavirus cases reported in SA

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The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD ) reports 3 789 new COVID-19 cases in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed infections to 3 598 288.

This increase represents a 10.6% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (32%), followed by Western Cape (14%).

In a statement, the NICD says there may be a backlog of COVID-19 mortality cases reported due to the ongoing audit exercise by the National Department of Health.  133 deaths have been reported and of these, 47 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours.

This brings the total fatalities to 94 784 to date.

22 195 053 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors so far.

Below are the latest coronavirus statistics in South Africa: