File: A health worker looks on as another helps a COVID-19 patient back to her room in a non-profit COVID-19 care facility in Norwood, Johannesburg. AFP/Emmanuel Croset
JOHANNESBURG - The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reported 14,728 new COVID-19 cases in South Africa in the last 24 hours.
A total of 384 more COVID-19-related deaths take the death toll to 78,377.
The Western Cape recorded the highest cases, 3,931 new infections in the last 24 hours.
Followed by Kwa-Zulu Natal with 3,750 new infections and Gauteng recorded 1,756 new infections.
#COVID19 UPDATE: A total of 66,645 tests were conducted in the last 24 hrs, with 14,728 new cases, which represents an 22.1% positivity rate. A further 384 #COVID19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 78,377 to date. Read more: https://t.co/nfKbHy53LC pic.twitter.com/ksLtcWxtPF— NICD (@nicd_sa) August 18, 2021