SA records 17,493 new COVID-19 cases, 166 deaths

File: A health worker sitting at a COVID-19 screening station. eNCA/Lindsay Dentlinger

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa has recorded 17,493 new COVID-19 cases.

The NICD said 166 COVID-19 related deaths have also been recorded.

This brings total fatalities to 59,258 to date.

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Gauteng continues to account for the majority of infections, with 10,806 cases in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is 24.9 percent.

A total of 70,186 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.


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