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COVID-19-related infections claimed 123 more lives

The National Department of Health has recorded 123 additional deaths in the last 24-hour reporting cycle, bringing the total fatalities to 88 104 to date.

According to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, 989 new cases have been confirmed in South Africa, bringing the total to 2 909 757. This increase represents a 2,9 percent positive rate.

A total of 17 898 602 tests have been conducted in the public and private sectors.

Provincial breakdown

KwaZulu-Natal accounts for 20 percent of new cases, followed by Western Cape at 19 percent.

Gauteng accounted for 16 percent, Eastern Cape 13 percent, Free State 11 percent, Northern Cape accounted for 10 percent, Mpumalanga and North West each accounted for 5 percent each and Limpopo accounted for 2 percent new cases.

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