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South Africa records 1,497 positive covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours

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South Africa’s COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped to 5.7%.

Over the past 24-hour reporting cycle, 1,497 tests came back positive.

Most new cases were picked up in Gauteng that accounted for 39% of the latest caseload, followed by the Western Cape at 27% and KwaZulu-Natal at 20%.

Sadly, the ongoing backlog by the Health Department has uncovered 26 more deaths in South Africa linked to COVID-19.

Two of these fatalities occurred within the last 48 hours, taking our national death toll to 99,965.

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