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COVD-19 related mortality rate has dropped to 48

South Africa’s National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, provides laboratory-based surveillance to inform public health response to COVID-19.

During the last 24-hour reporting cycle, the institute reported 1,306 additional COVID-19 cases in South Africa, bringing the total to 2,905,613. This represents a 4.0 percent increase in positivity.

The National Department of Health has reported 48 more COVID-19-related deaths, bringing the total to 87,753. Both the public and private sectors have conducted 17,760,235 tests.

Provincial breakdown

The majority of new cases today are from Western Cape accounting 22 percent, followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 18 percent.

Gauteng e accounted 14 percent, Eastern Cape 13 percent, Free State accounted for 11 percent Northern Cape 9 percent, Mpumalanga 6 percent, North West 4 percent, and Limpopo 2 percent.


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