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SA has seen a drop in COVID-19 cases

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The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in South Africa reported 536 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, down from 975 reported on Sunday. This brings the total to 3 979 126.

This increase represents a 5.6 percent positivity rate.

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

The National Department of Health reports that, as Monday, there have been a total of 101,509 fatalities, 25 of which have occurred in the past 24 to 48 hours.

A total of 25,504,687 tests have been conducted in both the public and private sectors.

Of all the provinces, Gauteng had the most cases which recorded 38 percent, followed by the Western Cape with 21 percent. KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 15 percent, while Mpumalanga and North West had 6 percent each. Eastern Cape and Free State had 5 percent each, and Limpopo and Northern Cape had 2 percent each.

The extent of new positive total cases tested on Monday was 5.6 percent, down from 6.7 percent the day before.

On Monday, the average for 7 days was 7.7 percent, lower than the 7.9 percent test taken on Sunday.

As of yesterday, there had been a decrease in the daily number of cases, according to NDoH.

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