File: A health worker with COVID-19 tests. AFP/Zinyange Auntony
JOHANNESBURG - The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has reported 1,867 new COVID-19 infections and 10 deaths over the past 24 to 48 hours.
The death toll now stands at 99,656.
Over 28,000 tests were conducted over the past day bringing the positivity rate to 6.5 percent.
Gauteng recorded the most cases with 683 cases.
The Western Cape is second with 483 and KwaZulu-Natal third with 280 cases.
#COVID19 UPDATE: 28,667 tests were conducted in the last 24hrs, with 1,867 new cases, representing a 6.5% positivity rate. Today @HealthZA reports 13 deaths; of these 10 occurred in the past 24–48 hours. Total fatalities are 99,656 to date. See more here: https://t.co/gI0CkMIiop pic.twitter.com/zJzHFw36Kn— NICD (@nicd_sa) March 9, 2022