The COVID-19 positivity rate in South Africa has declined to 24.3%  with 12 056 cases new cases reported in the last 24-hour cycle. This is significantly lower than the more than 30% reported at the beginning of the month.

413 more people have succumbed to the virus, bringing the death toll to 69 488.

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases says although the current number of new cases are lower than the previous ones, they are still higher than the average number of cases reported over the seven preceding days.

Gauteng accounts for 3 670 or 30% of the new infections. It is followed by the Western Cape with 2 587 and KwaZulu-Natal with 1 701 new infections.

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Meanwhile, Sun City has availed one of its properties to be used as a workplace COVID-19 vaccination centre. The North West resort’s general manager Brett Hoppe says they aim to vaccinate over 7000 employees, service providers and their families at the site.

Sun City Resort avails one of its properties as a workplace vaccination site