The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reported 4 118 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 824 063.
This increase represents a 14.0% positivity rate. As per the National Department of Health, a further 198 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 83 617 to date.
About 16 779 074 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors
The majority of new cases are from KwaZulu-Natal 28%, followed by the Eastern Cape 24%.
Free State accounted for 12%; Western Cape accounted for 11%; Northern Cape accounted for 9%; Mpumalanga accounted for 6%, Gauteng Province accounted for 6%, North West accounted for 4% and Limpopo Province accounted for 1% of today’s new cases.
Scientific research findings around the COVID-19 vaccination rollout: