SA Record Another 1,995 COVID-19 Infections

South Africa has recorded another 1,995 COVID-19 infections. 

This brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to more than 3,677,686. 

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has reported 5 COVID deaths in the last 24 hours but warned that due to an ongoing audit by the Health Department there may be a backlog in cases reported. 

As such, the NICD reported 28 fatalities over the last day which pushed the death toll to 99,458. 

The NICD said there was a 7.5 % positivity rate.

The recovery rate stands at 96.6%, meaning over 3,552,788 people had recovered from the virus. 

On the vaccination front more than 31.6 million doses have been administered.

The NICD said there has also been an increase of 55 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours.

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