JOHANNESBURG - COVID-19 cases in South Africa have increased by 26,976.
Gauteng continues to be the hotspot with 8,021 new infections.
It's followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 5,924 cases, the Western Cape has 4,455 new infections and Mpumalanga with 1,447 new cases.
The positivity rate sits at 32.2-percent.
Sadly, 54 more people have died due to COVID-19 complications.
The death toll now sits at 90,226.
#COVID19 UPDATE: A total of 83,864 tests were conducted in the last 24hrs, with 26,976 new cases, representing a 32.2% positivity rate. A further 54 #COVID19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 90,226 to date. See more here: https://t.co/NNRNRkHUvx pic.twitter.com/aZbdY07v7Q— NICD (@nicd_sa) December 15, 2021