File: City of Tshwane officials conduct COVID-19 screenings. AFP/Phill Magakoe
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa has recorded 13,246 COVID-19 infections.
Gauteng recorded the highest number of cases at 7,859.
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said this is the highest number of daily cases and positivity rate recorded since January 2021.
A further 136 deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 58,223.
The NICD said 60,995 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.
"Let's remain vigilant in following presentation measures as diligent as possible to help stop the spread," the NICD said.
#COVID19 UPDATE: A total of 60,995 tests were conducted in the last 24 hrs, with 13,246 new cases, which represents a 21.7% positivity rate. A further 136 #COVID19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 58,223. Read more: https://t.co/f7p2HuZgNo pic.twitter.com/lO08ho3FZP— NICD (@nicd_sa) June 16, 2021