South Africa recorded 10 173 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has said on Saturday.
This brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 757 191.
This increase of 10 173 new COVID-19 cases represents an 18.1 % positivity rate.
A further 274 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 81 461 to date.
“The cumulative number of recoveries is 2 498 429.”
KwaZulu-Natal is still in the lead with the majority of new cases: 3 017 (30%), followed by Western Cape with 2 320 new cases (23%), the Eastern Cape with 1 623 (16%), and then Gauteng with 806 new cases (8%) provinces.
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16 292,228 tests have been conducted in both the public and private sectors.
Applications are open for the government’s reinstituted R350 social relief of distress grant but do you qualify for the grant?
A Social Relief of Distress Grant of R350 per month as indicated in the Directions is payable for the period indicated therein to a person who is:
Caregivers who are not receiving any grant on their own behalf will also have to apply for the special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant.