COVID-19 in SA: Death toll nears 86,000

File: An undertaker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) applies a sticker on a casket. AFP/Marco Longari

JOHANNESBURG - The NICD said 173 people have sadly died in the last 24 hours, bringing the country's death toll to 85,952.

More than 3,600 new cases have been recorded.

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The Western Cape is leading with 748 cases, followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 744 cases.

Over 43,000 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate stands at 8.3 percent.


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