File: A healthcare worker cares for a COVID-19 patient. AFP/Mario Tama/Getty Images
JOHANNESBURG - The NICD said 4,667 new coronavirus cases were recorded in the past 24 hours and 166 people succumbed to the virus.
The Western Cape is the province with the leading new infections followed by KwaZulu-Natal.
Only 414 new infections were recorded in Gauteng.
Over 48,000 tests were conducted since the last report.
The Department of Health says over 15 million people have been vaccinated.
#COVID19 UPDATE: A total of 48,745 tests were conducted in the last 24 hrs, with 4,667 new cases, which represents a 9.6% positivity rate. A further 166 #COVID19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 85,468 to date. Read more: https://t.co/oE9wE7k6En pic.twitter.com/qrnUEl61oS— NICD (@nicd_sa) September 15, 2021