SA records 1,461 new COVID-19-cases, one death

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.


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