File: South Africa has reported 160 new deaths in the last 24-hours. AFP/Marco Longari
It said there are no signs there will be a surge due to the easing of lockdown regulations.
South Africa has the fifth-highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world and has reported thousands of cases daily, since May.
The institute also said it's difficult to predict if there will be a second wave.
It said South Africa's COVID-19 'R-Naught' number is down to 1.1.
The R-naught number refers to the average number of people who will contract the virus from an infected person.
In March, three people were at risk for every case, this moved to five by the end of April.
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The National Institute for Communicable Diseases says South Africa's infections are on a downward spiral, but that people should remain strict and stick to the restrictions. The institute also says it's difficult to predict if there will be a second wave. Courtesy #DStv403 pic.twitter.com/Rmh7wjQTAl— eNCA (@eNCA) August 24, 2020