FILE: A health worker helps a COVID-19 patient back to her room in a non-profit COVID-19 care facility in Norwood, Johannesburg on July 12, 2021.
JOHANNESBURG - The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reported 2,783 new COVID-19 cases in South Africa in the last 24 hours.
A total of 155 more COVID-19-related deaths take the death toll to 86,655.
Kwa-Zulu Natal has recorded over 600 new cases.
#COVID19 UPDATE: A total of 40,660 tests were conducted in the last 24hrs, with 2,783 new cases, which represents a 6.8% positivity rate. A further 155 #COVID19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 86,655 to date. See more here: https://t.co/UuAzFYsP45 pic.twitter.com/Ego8MJzeMu— NICD (@nicd_sa) September 23, 2021