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SA has recorded 62 COVID-19 fatalities

The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) said on Thursday that 1,682 more COVID-19 cases were confirmed in South Africa, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,700,484.

This means 5, 8 percent increase in positivity rate.

Due to the ongoing audit exercise by the National Department of Health (NDoH), there may be a backlog of reported COVID-19 mortality cases.

The NDoH recorded 62 fatalities on Thursday, three of which occurred during the last 24 to 48 hours.

This brings the cumulative death toll to 99,829 thus far.

A total of 23,514,233 tests were conducted in the public and private sectors.

Gauteng has the highest number of new cases at 34 percent followed by the Western Cape with 29 percent.

Kwa-Zulu Natal accounted for 19 percent and Mpumalanga accounted for 5 percent. Eastern Cape, Free State and North West each accounted for 3 percent, Limpopo and Northern Cape each accounted for 2 percent.

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