South Africa has recorded 8 920 new COVID-19 cases, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed infections to 3 871 085. This increase represents a 23.1% positivity rate.
According to the NICD,” The NDoH reports 21 deaths and of these eight occurred in the past 24 to 48 hours. The cumulative COVID-19 deaths are 100 630 to date.”
24 804 199 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors.
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There a serious concerns about the rising COVID-19 cases in the country.
Professor Benjamin Smart, Project Leader of Medicine and Public Health at the African Centre for Epistemology and Philosophy of Science at the University of Johannesburg weighs in on the significant increase: