The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has reported 4 502 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 612 809.
This increase represents an 11.3% positivity rate.
The NICD has also cautioned that there may be a backlog of COVID-19 mortality cases reported, owing to the ongoing audit exercise by the National Department of Health (NDoH), .
A further 175 deaths related to COVID-up have also been reported, with 15 of those occurring in the past 24–48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 95 463 to date.
About 22 343 478 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors.
Gauteng has recorded the majority of the infection cases at 33%, followed by Western Cape at 15%; Mpumalanga at 12%; Kwa-Zulu Natal 11%; and Limpopo 10%.
North West accounted for 7%; Free State accounted for 6%; Eastern Cape accounted for 3%; and Northern Cape accounted for 2% of today’s new cases.