South Africa has recorded 12 056 new COVID-19 cases in the 24-hour reporting cycle. This takes the country’s total cases to 2 368 105.  A further 413 people have passed away from COVID-19 related illnesses, taking the death toll from the pandemic to 69 488.

The NICD adds, “The total number of cases today (12 056) is lower than yesterday (13 719) but higher than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (12 032). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased.”

The Gauteng province has the highest new positive cases with 3  670, followed by the  Western Cape with 2 587.

The NICD says, “The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (30%), followed by the Western Cape (21%). KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 14%; Mpumalanga accounted for 8%; Eastern Cape and North West each accounted for 7%; Limpopo accounted for 6%; Free State accounted for 4%, and the Northern Cape accounted for 3% of today’s new cases.”

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