SA records 1 954 new COVID-19 cases

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The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has reported 1 954 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 764 865.

This increase represents a 19.3% positivity rate.  The majority of new cases are from Gauteng (55%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (23%). In a statement, the institute says there may be a backlog of COVID-19 mortality cases reported as a result of the on-going audit exercise by the National Department of Health.

“Today, the National Department of Health reports 30 deaths and of these, two occurred in the past 24-48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 100 333 to date.”

24 342 803 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors.

Below are the latest coronavirus statistics in South Africa: