The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reports 472 new COVID-19 cases have been detected in South Africa in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 2,920,581.
NICD is a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, continues to provide laboratory-based surveillance to inform the public health response to COVID-19 in South Africa. The increase represents a positivity rate of 1.4 percent.
The National Department of Health reports 62 additional deaths due to COVID-19, bringing the total death toll to 89,049 as of now.
A total of 18,440,973 tests have been conducted in both the public and private sectors.
Most new cases today come from Gauteng, with 22 percent, followed by Western Cape with 19 percent.
KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 14 percent; Northern Cape 13 percent; Free State 9 percent; Eastern Cape, North West, and Mpumalanga each accounted for 7 percent; and Limpopo accounted for 3 percent.