The National Department of Health (NDoH) reported on Tuesday there is no COVID-19-related deaths confirmed in South Africa in the last 24-48-hour reporting period.
“Due to our ongoing audit exercise, there may be a backlog of COVID-19 mortality cases. But there have been no fatalities confirmed in the last 24-48 hours. As of yesterday, the total number of fatalities remains at 99 725,” said NDoH.
According to NDoH a total of 23,424,639 tests were conducted both in public and private sectors.
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reported that 671 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in South Africa, bringing the total number to 3,695,175.
The NCD is part of the National Health Laboratory Service and continues to provide laboratory-based surveillance to inform South Africa’s public health responses to COVID-19.
In the latest new cases, Gauteng leads, accounting for 45 percent, followed by the Western Cape with 20 percent.
Kwa-Zulu Natal 18 percent, Northwest 5 percent, Free State and Limpopo 3 percent each, Eastern Cape 2 percent, and Northern Cape 1 percent.