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.
#COVID19 UPDATE: A total of 45 312 tests were conducted in the last 24 hrs, with 8 988 new cases, which represents a 19.8% positivity rate. A further 555 #COVID19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 72 992 to date. Read more: https://t.co/if7MiZnLRi pic.twitter.com/FPR1FGn1FQ
— NICD (@nicd_sa) August 3, 2021
It said that testing continues across the country, with 14.971,894 tests having been conducted in both public and private sectors.