A health worker holds samples to test for the COVID-19. AFP/STR
JOHANNESBURG - The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reported 7,983 new COVID-19 cases in South Africa in the last 24 hours.
A total of 299 more COVID-19-related deaths take the death toll to 77,440.
The Western Cape has recorded over 2,100 new cases.
#COVID19 UPDATE: A total of 37 891 tests were conducted in the last 24hrs, with 7 983 new cases, which represents an 21.1% positivity rate. 299 #COVID19 related deaths have been reported, total fatalities to date: 77 440. See more https://t.co/eTE5T1D427 pic.twitter.com/7BpewBLxUF— NICD (@nicd_sa) August 16, 2021