SA COVID-19 positivity rate below 10% for second day in a row

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South Africa’s COVID-19 positivity rate dipped below 10% for the second day in a row. The country recorded 4 667 new COVID-19 infections, taking total cases to 2 869 201.

A further 166 people have succumbed to COVID-19 related illnesses, taking the death toll from the pandemic to 85 468.

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Provincial breakdown according to the NICD, “The majority of new cases today are from Western Cape (25%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (23%). Eastern Cape accounted for 15%; Free State accounted for 11%; Gauteng Province accounted for 9%; Northern Cape accounted for 7%; North West accounted for 5%; Mpumalanga accounted for 4%, and Limpopo accounted for 1% of today’s new cases.”