File: A healthcare worker checking on a COVID-19 patient. AFP/Ina Fassbender
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa has recorded 13,672 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24-hour reporting cycle.
The NICD said 317 more people have died.
Infections in the Western Cape stand at 3,707 and 3,911 in Kwa-Zulu Natal.
A total of 68,540 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.
#COVID19 UPDATE: A total of 68,540 tests were conducted in the last 24 hrs, with 13,672 new cases, which represents an 19.9% positivity rate. A further 317 #COVID19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 78,694 to date. Read more: https://t.co/l2FiQfUNRw pic.twitter.com/fMqcS9ALZy— NICD (@nicd_sa) August 19, 2021