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SA has confirmed 59 additional deaths related to COVID-19

The National Department of Health has confirmed that 59 people died of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours. This brings the total death toll to 87 981 to date.

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reported that 1 149 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 908 768. This increase represents a 3.2 percent positivity rate.

The NICD, is a division of the National Health Laboratory Service,which  continues to provide laboratory-based surveillance to inform the public health response towards COVID-19 in South Africa.

A total of 17 864 698 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors.

Gauteng accounted for 14 percent; Free State 12 percent, Eastern Cape 11 percent, North West accounted 7 percent, Northern Cape 8 percent, Mpumalanga 6 percent and Limpopo 1 percent.

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



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