The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has recorded 7 086 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 777 659.
This increase represents a 14.4% positivity rate.
As per the National Department of Health statement, a further 431 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing the total number of fatalities to 82 261 to date.
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A total 16 475 179 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors.
The NICD continues the monitoring and surveillance of COVID-19 in order to inform the public health response.