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JOHANNESBURG - In the past 24-hours, a further 272 COVID-19 deaths have been reported.
More than 10,000 new cases have been identified countrywide.
KwaZulu Natal recorded the highest cases, 2,878 new infections in the last 24 hours.
Followed by the Western Cape with 2,607 new infections and Gauteng recorded 1,241 new infections.
The latest deaths bring South Africa's total COVID-19 fatalities to 77,141.
#COVID19 UPDATE: A total of 48,316 tests were conducted in the last 24 hrs, with 10,139 new cases, which represents an 21% positivity rate. A further 272 #COVID19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 77,141 to date. Read more: https://t.co/6nQx5Zi37i pic.twitter.com/PfB3Nvbtj5— NICD (@nicd_sa) August 15, 2021