SA records 5,885 new COVID-19 cases, 281 deaths

Professor Tulio de Oliveira, Affiliate Professor at the Department of Global Health, spoke with eNCA's Sally Burdett. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The National Institute for Communicable Diseases says COVID-19 infections appear to be showing signs of a sustained downward trend.

A total of 5,885 new coronavirus cases were identified in the past 24 hours.

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A further 281 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported.

The majority of new cases on Friday came from KwaZulu-Natal at 1,341.

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The Western Cape was not far behind with 1,282 infections and 960 new infections were recorded in the Eastern Cape.

Close to 57,000 tests were conducted with a 10,3 positivity rate.

The NICD says that the seven-day moving average of cases has decreased.


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