Covid-19 update: South Africa records 8,988 new cases

Covid-19 update: South Africa records 8,988 new cases…

Covid-19 update South Africa records 8,988 new cases
Covid-19 update: South Africa records 8,988 new cases —-

On Tuesday, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reported 8,988 new Covid-19 cases in South Africa.

The NICD, a division of the National Health Laboratory Service mandated to monitor Covid-19 in South Africa, said that there is now 2.470,746 laboratory confirmed cases countrywide, an increase that represents 19.8% positivity rate.

“As per the National Department of Health, a further 555 Covid-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 72 992 to date,” the institute said.

 

It said that testing continues across the country, with 14.971,894 tests having been conducted in both public and private sectors.

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