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SA has recorded 39 additional deaths due COVID-19

The National Department of Health has confirmed 39 people died of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours. This brings the total death toll to 87 819.

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reported that 429 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 906 851.

This increase represents a 2.6% positivity rate.

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

A total of 17 800 434 tests have been conducted in the public and private sectors.

Gauteng accounted for 19 percent; Free State 10 percent, Eastern Cape 9 percent, North West accounted 8 percent, Northern Cape 7 percent, Mpumalanga 3 percent and Limpopo 2 percent.

The majority of new cases today are from Western Cape accounted for 22 percent, followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 21 percent.

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