File: A healthcare worker places a COVID-19 PCR test vial into a bag for transportation. AFP/Patrick T. Fallon
JOHANNESBURG - The latest COVID-19 numbers have been released by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases.
It said 1,461 new cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours.
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Gauteng continues to lead in infections with 642 cases.
That’s followed by the Western Cape with 362 new infections and KwaZulu-Natal at 275 cases.
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The other provinces recorded under a hundred cases.
One person has died due to COVID-19 related complications in the past 24 to 48 hours.
The positivity rate stands at 5.2 percent.
#COVID19 UPDATE: 28,320 tests were conducted in the last 24hrs, with 1,461 new cases, which represents a 5.2% positivity rate. Today @HealthZA reports 1 deaths in the past 24–48 hrs. Total fatalities are 99,727 to date: https://t.co/vIBUI0oeAo pic.twitter.com/8kKsU6wupG— NICD (@nicd_sa) March 15, 2022