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.
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.
#COVID19 UPDATE: A total of 70,186 tests were conducted in the last 24 hrs, with 17,493 new cases, which represents a 24.9% positivity rate. A further 166 #COVID19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 59,258 to date. Read more: https://t.co/T9UNz3YpK6 pic.twitter.com/ZGvhXFOA1L— NICD (@nicd_sa) June 23, 2021