The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has reported 22 391 new COVID-19 cases in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 093 452. This increase represents a 29.8% positivity rate.
There has been a further 22 COVID-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 90 060. A total of 75 251 tests have also been conducted.
About 19 988 045 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors.
The majority of new cases on Thursday were recorded in Gauteng (53%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (12%).
Western Cape accounted for 10%; North West accounted for 6%; Free State, Limpopo and Mpumalanga each accounted for 5% respectively; Eastern Cape accounted for 4%; and Northern Cape accounted for 1% of today’s new cases.
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.
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