The coronavirus (COVID-19) test positivity rate has finally declined to 5% – the rate at which the spread of the virus is considered to be under control.
During the peak of the third wave that was fuelled by the Delta variant – the test positivity rate was as high as 30%.
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases says 967 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the latest 24-hour reporting cycle.
It says 51 more people have succumbed to COVID-19 related complications.
#COVID19 UPDATE: A total of 19,160 tests were conducted in the last 24hrs, with 967 new cases, which represents a 5.0% positivity rate. A further 51 #COVID19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 87,052 to date. See more here: https://t.co/JME4ENy14w pic.twitter.com/XvNu7vtPhr
— NICD (@nicd_sa) September 26, 2021