The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) on Tuesday has reported 15 424 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 332 008.
This increase represents a 27.6% positivity rate.
As per the National Department of Health, a further 35 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing the total fatalities to 90 488 to date.
The 20 775 208 tests have been conducted in both the public and private sectors.
COVID-19 cases in South Africa:
The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (26%), followed by Western Cape (22%). Gauteng registered 21%; Eastern Cape 9% and Free State 6%.
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North West recorded 5%; Limpopo and Mpumalanga each accounted for 4% and Northern Cape 3% of today’s new cases.
The NICD, a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, continues to provide laboratory-based surveillance to inform the public health response towards COVID-19 in South Africa.