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.

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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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