SA records 877 new COVID-19 cases, 100 181 deaths

SA records 877 new COVID-19 cases, 100 181 deaths

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has reported 877 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 742 107.

This increase represents an 9.6% positivity rate.

Due to the ongoing audit exercise by the National Department of Health (NDoH), there may be a backlog of COVID-19 mortality cases reported.

Today, the NDoH reports 34 deaths, and of these, 3 occurred in the past 24–48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 100 181 to date.



About 24 198 159 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors.

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.

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