The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) says South Africa has exited the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The national 7-day moving average of daily case numbers, positivity rate, and testing rate continue to decrease, with sustained decreases seen in all provinces.
The country has 578 new COVID-19 cases, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 897 521. This increase represents a 3.8% positivity rate.
A further 164 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 87 216 to date.
17 588 025 tests have been conducted in both the public and private sectors.
Below are the latest statistics: