The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has reported 1 206 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 740 398.
This increase represents a 6.9% positivity rate.
NICD 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.
On Saturday, the NDoH reported 2 deaths, and of these, 2 occurred in the past 24–48 hours.
This brings the total fatalities to 100 144 to date.
About 24 179 126 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors.
The NICD, a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, continues to provide laboratory-based surveillance to inform the public health response towards COVID-19 in South Africa.
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