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SA has recorded 4,148 new cases

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) on Thursday reported 4,146 new COVD-19 cases that have now been recorded in South Africa, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,780.444.

This upsurge represents an increase of 18.3 percent in positivity rates.

The NICD conducts lab-based surveillance to provide SA’s public health officials with information about the prevalence of COVID-19 infections and their clinical characteristics.

On Thursday, the National Department of Health (NDoH) reported four deaths that occurred within the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total number of deaths to 100,355 so far.

There were a total of 24,423.181 tests were conducted in both the public and private sectors.

Gauteng continues to report the majority of cases accounting for 53 percent, followed by Kwa-Zulu Natal with 23 percent.

Western Cape accounted for 11 percent, Free State 4 percent, Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga, and North West each accounted for 2 percent, and Limpopo and Northern Cape each accounted for 1 percent.

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