NICD reports 26 485 new COVID-19 cases, 175 deaths

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The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has reported 26 485 new COVID-19 cases, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed infections in South Africa to 2 046 311. This has increased the country’s positivity rate to 27.3%.

The Gauteng province accounts for the majority of new cases (61%), followed by the Western Cape (11%), and Limpopo (7%) provinces.

The NICD says there have been 175 COVID-19 related deaths overnight, bringing total number of fatalities to 61 507.

Hospital admissions 

An increase of 557 hospital admissions has been also been reported.

Latest COVID-19 stats in SA: 




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