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Seven people dies from COVID-19 related diseases in SA

The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD), has reported 3,785 new COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa on Tuesday.

The Institute reports that the number of confirmed cases has risen to 3 802 198 due to the new infections.

NICD attributes this increase to a positive rate of 17.6 percent.

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

The National Health Department (NDoH) reported seven deaths of which two occurred in the last 24 to 48 hours. This brings the total to 100,377 fatalities.

A total of 24 527 102 tests have been performed in the public and private sectors, according to NDoH.

With 4,5 percent, Gauteng continues to be the leading province with new infections, followed by Kwazulu-Natal with 28 percent. Western Cape accounted for 12 percent, Free State 5 percent, Mpumalanga 2 percent, Eastern and Northwest Cape each 2 percent, and Limpopo and NorthernCape 1 percent each.

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