File: A COVID-19 test. AFP/Michael Ciaglo
JOHANNESBURG - The surge in COVID-19 infections continues.
The health department reported that 16,726 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed.
KwaZulu-Natal has the most active cases at present.
Sadly, another 418 people have died.
The total death toll is 28,887.
The good news is that there have been more than 887,000 recoveries so far.
Over 6.6 million tests have been conducted.
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As of today the number of #COVID19 cases in SA is 1 073 887 with 16 726 new cases identified with a positivity rate of 33.4%. Thetotal of tests done to date is 6 659 318 with 50 110 tests conducted in the past 24 hours. Regrettably, 418 Bringing the total deaths to 28 887. pic.twitter.com/7ajLqoJpAk— Department of Health (@HealthZA) January 1, 2021