South Africa recorded 4 515 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has said on Wednesday.
This brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 590 399.
This increase of 4 515 new COVID-19 cases represents a 10.6% positivity rate.
A further 94 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 94 491 to date.
“The cumulative number of recoveries is 3 590 399.”
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22 120 335 tests have been conducted in both the public and private sectors.
If you suspect you have been infected or were in direct contact with someone who has been confirmed positive:
Keep careful watch of these common symptoms associated with Omicron (cough, fatigue or tiredness, congestion, and runny nose). Unlike in previous variants, the loss of taste and smell seems to be uncommon.
Here are some practical guidelines to follow if you suspect you have contracted COVID-19, but have not been tested: