The National Department of Health reports that COVID-19-related deaths have dropped significantly in the last 24 hours, with only 34 deaths registered.
So far, 87,001 deaths have been confirmed in South Africa.
Overall, 17,553,515 tests have been performed in the public and private sectors.
According to the current definition, South Africa has exited the third wave, says the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), which continues to provide laboratory-based surveillance to inform the public health response to COVID-19 in the country.
“All provinces are reporting declines in verified daily new cases, positive rates, and testing rates. In the last 24 hours, the institute has found 1,634 additional cases of COVID-19 in South Africa, bringing the total to 2,895,976 laboratory-confirmed cases. This increase represents a 6.6% positivity rate, ” said NICD.
The majority of new cases are from KwaZulu-Natal, which has recorded 21%, followed by the Western Cape with 18%).
The Northern Cape accounted for 16%; the Eastern Cape accounted for 14%; Gauteng accounted for 12%; Free State reported 8%; Mpumalanga accounted for 5%; and Limpopo recorded 1% of today’s new cases.