COVID-19 latest: SA reports 8 791 new reported cases, 178 deaths
The NICD has said on Sunday a further 178 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 72 191 to date.
South Africa recorded 8 791 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has said on Sunday.
A TOTAL OF 178 DEATHS HAVE BEEN RECORDED
This brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,456 184.
This increase of 8 791 new COVID-19 cases represents a 23.0 % positivity rate.
A further 178 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 72 191 to date.
“The cumulative number of recoveries is 2,230 871.”
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An increase of 204 hospital admissions has been reported in the past 24 hours.
The Western Cape province is now in the lead with the majority of new cases: 2 333 (27%), followed by Gauteng with 2 040 new cases (23%) and KwaZulu-Natal with 1 796 new cases (20%) provinces.
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14, 901 093 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors.
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