File: A healthcare worker prepares to conduct a PCR COVID-19 test. AFP/Emmanuel Croset
JOHANNESBURG - The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has reported 1,436 new COVID-19 cases.
No COVID-19 related deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.
The majority of new cases were reported in Gauteng at 505.
The Western Cape recorded 334 new infections, while KwaZulu-Natal recorded 257 new infections.
The remainder of the provinces recorded less than 100 new infections.
Over 26,000 tests were conducted with a 5.5 percent positivity rate.
#COVID19 UPDATE: 26,016 tests were conducted in the last 24hrs, with 1,436 new cases, representing a 5.5% positivity rate. Today @HealthZA reports 16 deaths; of which 0 occurred in the past 24–48 hours. Total fatalities are 99,625 to date. See more here: https://t.co/PbwYW3q7L0 pic.twitter.com/6DBH8D7SIo— NICD (@nicd_sa) March 8, 2022