The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has reported 429 new COVID-19 cases in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 906 851.

The majority of new cases today are from Western Cape (22%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (21%).

This increase represents a 2.6% positivity rate. A further 39 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 87 819 to date.

17 800 434 tests have been conducted in both the public and private sectors.

Below are the latest coronavirus statistics: