The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), has confirmed that 11 215 new COVID-19 cases have been detected.
The majority of new cases are from Gauteng (39%), followed by Western Cape (19%). Limpopo and Mpumalanga each accounted for 9%; KwaZulu-Natal and North West each accounted for 7%; Eastern Cape accounted for 5%; Free State accounted for 3%; and Northern Cape accounted for 2% of today’s new cases.
This represents a 29.3% positivity rate.
A further 183 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 66 859 to date.
14 243 586 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors.
There has been an increase of 400 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours.