Western Cape COVID-19 infection levels are sharply up. While Gauteng has passed the peak of its third wave, it's estimated the Western Cape is due to peak at the end of this month. Sally Burdett spoke to the province's head of health, Dr Keith Cloete. Courtesy #DStv403
JOHANNESBURG - The country's daily COVID-19 death toll continues to climb.
The health department said 523 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours.
It said 13,751 more people have tested positive for the virus.
The Western Cape has overtaken Gauteng as the province with the highest daily infection rate.
Just under 4,000 people in that province have tested positive, compared to 3,655 in Gauteng.
Almost 56,000 tests were conducted in the last reporting period and over 7,700 people have recovered from the virus.
#COVID19 UPDATE: A total of 55 923 tests were conducted in the last 24 hrs, with 13 751 new cases, which represents a 24.6% positivity rate. A further 523 #COVID19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 71 431 to date. Read more: https://t.co/wNbSHRG6fj pic.twitter.com/sXLtBwp6g4— NICD (@nicd_sa) July 29, 2021
There has been an increase of 598 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours, a decrease from yesterday’s new hospital admissions. A total of 15,964 people are in hospital due to #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/5UQIF7igBu— Heidi Giokos (@HeidiGiokos) July 29, 2021