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South Africa has reported 1 691 new COVID-19 cases, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed infections to 3 560 921.
This increase represents a 9.3% positivity rate.
Due to the ongoing audit exercise by the National Department of Health (NDoH), there may be a backlog of COVID-19 mortality cases reported.
Today, the NDoH reports 87 deaths and of these, 25 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 93 451 to date.
21 815 463 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors.
The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng Province (27%), followed by Western Cape (19%).
KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 17%; Mpumalanga accounted for 11%; Limpopo and North West each accounted for 7% respectively; Free State accounted for 6%; Eastern Cape accounted for 5% and Northern Cape accounted for 2%.