COVID-19 | 1,649 new cases, two deaths recorded

A person undergoes a nucleic acid test for the COVID-19 coronavirus. AFP/STR

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa has recorded 1,649 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours.

572 of those were identified in Gauteng with 366 in the Western Cape and 238 in KwaZulu Natal.

READ: WHO applauds SA for response in fight against COVID-19

Sadly, two people have died.

20,405 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, representing an 8.1-percent positivity rate.


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