NICD reports 8 561 new COVID-19 cases
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has recorded 8 561 new COVID-19 positive tests in the last 24-hour reporting period.
In the same period, 28 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the country to 89 871.
These latest numbers are showing a positivity rate of 16.5%.
The majority of new cases of today (Wednesday) are from Gauteng (72%), followed by Western Cape (7%). KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 6%. Mpumalanga and North West each accounted for 4% respectively. Limpopo 3%, Free State 2%, and Eastern Cape 1%. Northern Cape accounted for less than 1% of the new cases.