SA records 1 768 new coronavirus cases

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The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has reported 1 768 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 737 346.  This increase represents a 7.6% positivity rate.

The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng Province (49%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal & Western Cape (19%).

The institute says due to the on-going audit exercise by the National Department of Health (NDoH), there may be a backlog of COVID-19 mortality cases reported.

“Today, the NDoH reports six deaths, and of these, three occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 100 138 to date,” says the institute in a statement.

24 139 799 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors.

Below are the latest coronavirus stats in SA: