South Africa has recorded 8 929 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 2 311 232. The increase represents a 22.2% positivity rate.
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has also reported a further 596 COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the total fatalities to 67 676.
The NICD has noted that testing rates have decreased in the past two weeks.
“While this may be reflective of a decreased need for testing due to decreased infections, access to testing has been limited in certain areas due to the social unrest,” says Centre Head for the Division of Public Health Surveillance and Response at the NICD Dr Michelle Groome.
Below are the latest coronavirus stats:
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