The Department of Health reported with concern that the new cases identified in the past 24 hours are 3 105.
This gives a cumulative total of COVD-19 cases in South Africa to be 762 763.
The Department wished to highlight that South Africa has breached the 3000 mark for daily new cases. Of these new cases, more than half (54,4%) are from the Eastern Cape.
The Department is also concerned that the positivity is at 12%, which is higher than what is ideal, i.e. 10% or less.
The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 5 243 055 with 29 019 new tests conducted since the last report.
88 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 67, Free State 15, Gauteng 2, Kwa-Zulu Natal 1 and Western Cape 3.
This brings the total to 20 759 deaths. The Department have noted that the number of new deaths being reported daily in the Eastern Cape is rising as well.
South Africa’s recoveries now stand at 707 040 which translates to a recovery rate of 92,7%.