The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has reported 2,267 new COVID-19 cases in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,657,091.
This increase represents a 7.5% positivity rate.
The institute says due to the ongoing audit exercise by the National Department of Health (NDoH), there may be a backlog of COVID-19 mortality cases reported.
Today, the NDoH reports 319 deaths and of these, 9 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours.
This brings the total fatalities to 98,617 to date.
22,860,591 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors.