The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reported on Tuesday that 1,367 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in South Africa in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number to 2,898,888.
This increase represents 8.6% positivity rate.
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 the country.
The National Department of Health confirmed that 201 COVID-19-related deaths have been registered in the last reporting cycle, bringing the number of fatalities to 87,417.
A s of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 2 898 888 with 1 367 new cases reported. Today 201 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 87 417 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2 765 with a recovery rate of 95,4% pic.twitter.com/pmwNS8LxVL
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) September 28, 2021
A total of 17,603,913 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors.
KwaZulu-Natal records the most cases, accounting for 27 percent, followed by Cape Town with 18 percent.
The Eastern Cape and Gauteng each accounted for 14%.
Free State 12%, Northern Cape -5%, Mpumalanga and North West 4% each, and Limpopo 2%.