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.
A further 281 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported.
The majority of new cases on Friday came from KwaZulu-Natal at 1,341.
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.
#COVID19 UPDATE: A total of 56,957 tests were conducted in the last 24 hrs, with 5,885 new cases, which represents a 10.3% positivity rate. A further 281 #COVID19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 84,608 to date. Read more: https://t.co/oYK2zThAXL pic.twitter.com/wQ3nKfDJkp— NICD (@nicd_sa) September 10, 2021