South Africa has recorded 453 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 917 255.

This increase represents a 1.6% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (23%), followed by Gauteng Province (21%) and Western Cape (19%).

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has also reported a further 50 COVID-19 related deaths, bringing total fatalities to 88 674 to date.

18 217 612 tests have been conducted in both the public and private sectors.

Below are the latest coronavirus statistics in SA: