File: Healthcare workers wearing personal protective equipment stand outside the Nasrec Field Hospital. AFP/Michele Spatari
JOHANNESBURG - The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reported 14,271 new COVID-19 cases in South Africa in the last 24 hours.
A total of 473 more COVID-19-related deaths take the death toll to 76,247.
The Western Cape has recorded over 3,700 new cases.
#COVID19 UPDATE: A total of 63,369 tests were conducted in the last 24 hrs, with 14,271 new cases, which represents an 22.5% positivity rate. A further 473 #COVID19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 76,247 to date. Read more: https://t.co/pyfnt5IgjR pic.twitter.com/fiBlLu2U3T— NICD (@nicd_sa) August 12, 2021