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COVID-19 latest: South Africa records 15 036 new cases, 122 deaths

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation on Sunday at 8 pm. He will then announce what steps are required.

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South Africa has recorded 15 036 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has said on Sunday. 

This brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 1,928 897. 

This increase of 15 036 new COVID-19 cases represents a 26.9 % positivity rate. 

A further 122 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 59 900 to date.

“The cumulative number of recoveries is 1 709 999.” 

An increase of 361 hospital admissions has been reported in the past 24 hours.

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Gauteng once again recorded the highest number of new reported COVID-19 infections, with 9 858 of the cases being picked up in the province.

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 12 986 748 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation on Sunday at 8 pm.

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This comes after his meeting with the National Coronavirus Command Council and as the country battles a third coronavirus wave.


 Cyril Ramaphosa is set to address the nation on Sunday evening – and lockdown changes are allegedly afoot. You can catch the whole event here, by following the live stream HERE.

The president is set to deliver his speech at 20:00. After a series of high-level discussions today, Ramaphosa will then inform the nation of what steps are required to quell the spread of the virus. It was confirmed yesterday that the troublesome Delta variant is behind the recent resurgence – jolting Cabinet into action.

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