JOHANNESBURG - The latest COVID-19 figures are in, and another 423 deaths have been reported.
More than 13,200 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours.
The Western Cape has the highest number of new infections, at over 3,500.
It's followed by Gauteng, with more than 2,900 new cases.
KwaZulu-Natal has reported 2,400 more cases.
The most recent deaths bring total fatalities to 71,679 to date.
#COVID19 UPDATE: A total of 59 563 tests were conducted in the last 24 hrs, with 13 263 new cases, which represents a 22.3% positivity rate. A further 423 #COVID19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 73 415 to date. Read more: https://t.co/X7zNa8ePRt pic.twitter.com/6MrDbentKv— NICD (@nicd_sa) August 4, 2021