File: Healthcare workers dispose of their personal protective equipment (PPE) outside a ward dedicated to the treatment of possible COVID-19 patients. AFP/Michele Spatari
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa has recorded 578 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24-hour reporting cycle.
The National Institute For Communicable Diseases Of South Africa (NICD) said 164 more people have died.
A total of 15,350 tests were conducted.
#COVID19 UPDATE: A total of 15,350 tests were conducted in the last 24hrs, with 578 new cases, which represents a 3.8% positivity rate. A further 164 #COVID19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 87,216 to date. See more here: https://t.co/kJM5m9ZJ2H pic.twitter.com/n32oO3mgEP— NICD (@nicd_sa) September 27, 2021